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Siemens Denies Iran Nuclear Sabotage Claims

German company Siemens has denied that it had sold any nuclear equipment to Iran after a prominent Iranian lawmaker accused the firm of selling the country gear that was laced with explosives.

Iranian media reported on September 23 that the lawmaker, Aladin Borujerdi, who chairs the parliamentary national security and foreign policy commission, said Siemens had sold Iran equipment for its nuclear program that contained mini-explosives.

Siemens has categorically denied the charge.

Iran has previously accused Israel and Western countries of trying to sabotage its nuclear program by assassinating the country's nuclear scientists and planting computer viruses.

Tehran insists it is developing nuclear energy to generate electricity-- not to acquire atomic bombs, which Western nations have accused it of doing.
Based on reporting by AFP and Reuters