Citing an “alarming lack of export oversight,” the U.S. accused the United Arab Emirates of giving Iran and Syria access to electronics it fears could be used by Shia militias in Iraq to make explosives.
Dubai Customs denied the charge, saying that it has been cooperating with anti-terrorism efforts, Agence France-Presse reports. The customs agency also said the United States did not share any details about suspect shipments, and that the accused company did not violate any export controls or break UAE laws.
“UAE rejects U.S. criticism on export of sensitive material”
Agence France-Presse, December 29, 2006