Chinese man extradited to US on nuclear smuggling charges

A general view shows the reactor building at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran on August 20, 2010A Chinese man accused of smuggling “highly sensitive” parts for nuclear production to Iran was extradited to Boston on Friday where he will face federal charges. Sihai Cheng, charged alongside an Iranian man and two Iranian businesses, allegedly exported pressure sensors to Iran that could be used to manufacture nuclear weapons, a government statement said. US sanctions prohibit the export of specific items to Iran due to its nuclear program, which Western powers and Israel say aims to build weapons. Iran adamantly denies the charges.

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