Originally Posted by Source: Worldnewstrust.orgHalliburton, the scandal-plagued oil company, that Vice President Dick Cheney used to run, sold an Iranian company key components for a nuclear reactor, Halliburton sources revealed.
Cheney was CEO from 1995 to 2000, during which Halliburton Products and Services set up shop in Iran...
Halliburton, with a history of violations of U.S. law by conducting business with countries the Bush administration claims are supporting ?terrorism?, was working with Cyrus Nasseri, vice chairman of the board of directors of Oriental Oil Kish, on oil and natural gas development projects in Tehran, registered in the United Kingdom and Dubai. Nasseri, a key member of Iran?s nuclear development team, participated in Iran?s nuclear negotiating with the European Union and the International Atomic Energy Agency.
According to a report published by the Financial Times: ?Nasseri, a senior Iranian diplomat negotiating with Europe over Iran's nuclear program, is at the heart of deals with U.S. energy companies to develop the country's oil industry?.
?A reliable source stated that, given the parameters, the close-knit cooperation and association of one of the key members of the regime's nuclear negotiation team with Halliburton can be an alarm bell which will necessarily instigate the dynamics of the members of the regimes' negotiating committee,? according to the Iran Press News story.
In late July, Nasseri was questioned for passing Iran?s nuclear secrets to Halliburton and receiving $1 million in bribes from the company, Iranian government officials said.
Halliburton, which sells about $40 million a year worth of oil field services to the Iranian Government, was secretly aiding one of Iran?s top nuclear program officials on natural gas related projects and provided the official's oil development company with the components last April, the sources said...
Currently, the U.S. law doesn?t prohibit foreign subsidiaries from having business with what President Bush calls ?rouge? nations as long as the subsidiaries are truly independent of the mother company.
But Halliburton?s Cayman Island subsidiary never did fit that description.
According to a February 2001 report in the Wall Street Journal, ?Halliburton Products & Services Ltd. works behind an unmarked door on the ninth floor of a new north Tehran tower block. A brochure declares that the company was registered in 1975 in the Cayman Islands, is based in the Persian Gulf sheikdom of Dubai and is non-American. But, like the sign over the receptionist's head, the brochure bears the company's name and red emblem, and offers services from Halliburton units around the world.?
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