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Ex-Mossad chief: Israeli firm didn’t break any laws in Iran deals

Meir Dagan, commenting on recent U.S. sanctions on Ofer Brothers Group, says there is no law preventing anyone from docking in Iran, and that Israel did not boycott Iran.

By Gili Cohen, Haaretz

June 1, 2011 | 12:37 pm

Meir Dagan

Meir Dagan

The Ofer Brothers Group did not break any laws in the Iranian tank affair, former Mossad chief Meir Dagan said on Wednesday, saying that he did not know of any boycott on Iran.

Last week the U.S. State Department announced sanctions on the Israeli business group and a Singapore-based subsidy, Tanker Pacific, for their roles in a September 2010 transaction that provided Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines with a tanker.

The Ofer group has denied the allegation, but no Israeli government agency has come forward to confirm that the state could vouch for it.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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