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Gun Homicides Fall 13%, Firearms Kill 24% of Murder Victims in Iran

15 August 2009

Mehr News Agency (Tehran)

TEHRAN — Compared to the same period in the last year, there has been 13% decrease in murders committed with firearms in the country over the first four months of the current year (began March 21, 2009), Iran's deputy police investigator said here on Saturday. According to Mostafa Rajabi, murders with firearms comprise 24% of the country's total homicide rate. In comparison to the same period in the year 1387 (March 2008-March 2009), there has been a fall of 5% in... (

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Wide Range of Guns, Weapons Readily Accessible to Taleban Fighters

18 September 2008

BBC News

AFGHANISTAN — "We sometimes seize arms and ammunition," said a Taleban commander in south-eastern Afghanistan. "We're using whatever weapons are left over from Russian times and we buy from different sources — Pakistan, Iran, Russia — wherever we can get them." I met the Taleban commander, a veteran of 30 years of war, in a safe house — one of the typical mud-built, fortress-like houses of the south-east where a six-metre (six-yard) high wall protects an... (

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Nations Unies,États-Unis,Iran

UN Votes 134 to Nil for Global Gun Control: Iran v the World, US Absent

30 July 2008

ISS Today / Institute for Security Studies (Tshwane / Pretoria), Web Page

Recently, the future of the United Nations (UN) process designed to coordinate global action against the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons was decided by a vote. This development was unexpected and unprecedented, as it ran contrary to the culture of consensus decision-making that has consistently characterised small arms and light weapons dealings within the UN environment. The vote was entirely due to the obstinacy of Iran, and has consequently resulted in... (

Lire l'article complet : ISS Today / Institute for Security Studies (Tshwane / Pretoria)



Demand for Guns Soars in Lebanon - Detailed Survey of Availability, Costs

18 March 2008

BBC Worldwide Monitoring / Al-Hayat (London), Transcript

BEIRUT — The Lebanese are talking these days about the phenomenon of the spread of weapons and the increasing trade in them. Many say this is a prelude to the ignition of rounds of warfare with the looming shadows of the sharp political and sectarian split seen on the Lebanese arena. Al-Hayat prepared a report on this phenomenon. It met weapons merchants, political activists, and civilians who revealed that the weapons market in Lebanon suffers a crunch however... (

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Gun Dealer Jailed for 4yrs: First Prosecution Under UK Arms Brokering Law

26 November 2007

Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (UK Govt), Web Page

Arms dealer John Knight was jailed for four years on Friday 23 November 2007 after pleading guilty to the illegal sale of 130 MPT 9 machine guns in the Middle East. In a hearing at Blackfriars Crown Court in September 2007, Mr Knight admitted illegally moving the weapons contrary to Article 9(2) of The Trade in Goods (Control) Order 2003. Mr Knight was also made subject to a confiscation order of £53,389.51 to be paid within six months or face an 18 month prison... (

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Iran-Kuwait Gun Deal: Arms Dealer Jailed 4yrs Under New UK Brokering Law

26 November 2007

BBC News

Customs officials tipped off about an illegal shipment of machine guns to Kuwait raided a £1.5m house in Kent to find dozens of shredded documents. They believed they related to an operation by arms dealer John Knight to move 130 guns from Iran to Kuwait even though he had been refused permission. The officers spent months painstakingly piecing the shredded paper together. Their work resulted in evidence which put Knight, 52, from Fawkham, behind bars for four... (

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British Arms Broker Jailed for Shipping Machine Guns from Iran to Kuwait

23 November 2007

BBC News

An arms dealer from Kent has been jailed for four years for illegally shipping machine guns outside the UK. John Knight, of Valley Road, Fawkham, pleaded guilty to moving weapons from Iran to Kuwait, contrary to article nine of the Trade in Goods Order 2003. He was jailed at Blackfriars Crown Court on Friday. A confiscation order of £53,389 was also made with a further sentence of 18 months if Knight fails to pay the sum within six months. The Revenue and... (

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Hundreds of Thousands of Guns 'Leak' in Pentagon's Rush to Arm Iraqis

2 November 2007

ISN Security Watch (Zurich), Web Page

TEL AVIV — Post-invasion Iraq has been blighted by a massive proliferation in small arms, conducted with the active involvement of both state and non-state actors, including major criminal entities. This proliferation profoundly undermines efforts to stabilize the security situation and future moves to reconstitute Iraq as a viable state. Unprotected stockpiles The 2003 invasion of Iraq was marked by the large-scale misappropriation of Iraqi munitions and... (

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Venezuela,Uruguay,Iran,Nations Unies

Uruguay, Venezuela 'Caught' Busting UN Sanctions, Buying Iranian Ammo

12 October 2007

Washington Times

SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia — Uruguayan parliamentary investigators said they blocked an attempt by their government to purchase arms from Iran, using a diversion through Venezuela to try to evade U.N. sanctions on the Tehran government. Some 15,000 rounds of Iranian-made 5.56 mm ammunition were loaded onto a Uruguayan navy ship in Venezuela before the attempt was discovered, said Javier Garcia of Uruguay's opposition National Party in an interview. Uruguay's military chiefs... (

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Australie,Iran,Irlande,Nations Unies

Unbiased Global Gun Assessment - Small Arms Survey a Scholarly Attempt

3 September 2007

Newcastle Herald (Australia)

You are more likely to be shot on the streets of Newcastle than in any city in Iran. Brief pause while we consider the probable falsehood of that statement. Nonetheless, statistically, it's true. Sort of. For every 100 people in Australia, there are 15 guns. For every 100 people in Iran, there are five. So, if there are fewer guns in Iran, there's less chance of being shot there, right? Well, no, and you saw that coming a mile away. But the comparison illustrates... (

Lire l'article complet : Newcastle Herald (Australia)



California Man Pleads Guilty in Plot to Ship 100,000 US Machine Guns to Iran

30 August 2007

San Francisco Chronicle / AP

LOS ANGELES — A man pleaded guilty in a scheme to buy submachine guns and sell them to Iranian government officials opposed to that country's current president, court records showed. Under the plea agreement reached this week, Seyed Mostafa Maghloubi, an Iran-born U.S. citizen living in the San Fernando Valley, acknowledged that he attempted to obtain night-vision goggles and as many as 100,000 Uzis for shipment to Iran, in violation of U.S. laws. He pleaded guilty... (

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New Iranian Gun Control Law Could Impose Penalties from 3yrs Jail to Death

24 July 2007

Islamic Republic News Agency

TEHRAN — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday presented a bill to Majlis calling for longer prison term sentence for those found guilty of possessing or smuggling firearms. The president said in the introduction of the bill that his call for severe punishment for firearms smuggling aims to prevent the crime which is on the rise owing to the security fallout in the eastern and western neighboring states of Afghanistan and Iraq. He said that availability of... (

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Austria 'Not Responsible' for Sniper Rifles Exported to Iran, Used in Iraq

14 February 2007

Telegraph (UK)

Austria yesterday washed its hands of any responsibility after it was revealed that powerful sniper rifles it sold to Iran had been acquired by insurgents in Iraq. The Daily Telegraph revealed yesterday that American troops had recovered more than 100 Steyr HS50 Mannlicher rifles, part of a consignment of 800 sold to Iran by Austria last year, during a series of raids in Iraq. Astrid Harz, a spokesman for the Austrian foreign ministry, said yesterday that the sale had... (

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US Claims Austrian Armour-piercing Sniper Rifles Sold to Iran, Found in Iraq

14 February 2007

Spiegel (Germany)

VIENNA — More than 800 high-powered weapons were shipped to Iran from Austria in 2004 over US and British objections. Now, the rifles may have turned up in the hands of Iraq insurgents. It is considered one of the world's most modern and precise weapons — the Steyr HS .50, made by Austrian weapons manufacturer Steyr-Mannlicher. The easily disassembled gun goes for about €4,000 in the Internet. And the buyer gets a deadly weapon that can penetrate basic armor at a... (

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As Predicted, Austrian Sniper Rifles Sold to Iran Now With Iraqi Insurgents

13 February 2007

Telegraph (UK)

Austrian sniper rifles that were exported to Iran have been discovered in the hands of Iraqi terrorists, The Daily Telegraph has learned. More than 100 of the.50 calibre weapons, capable of penetrating body armour, have been discovered by American troops during raids. The guns were part of a shipment of 800 rifles that the Austrian company, Steyr-Mannlicher, exported legally to Iran last year.The Steyr HS50 is a long range, high precision rifle. The sale was... (

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Iran Determined to Fight Gun Running, Says Foreign Minister

29 June 2006


Iran's Minister of Foreign Affairs Manouchehr Mottaki stressed here on Wednesday at a UN meeting that Iran is quite determined to fight against light and small arms smuggling. Speaking at a UN gathering titled 'Prevent, Combat & Eradicate Illicit Trade of Small Arms and Light Weapons in All its Aspects', Mottaki referred to the existence of hundreds of millions of such weapons around the globe, mainly at the disposal of the civilians. He added, "Such weapons are used... (

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Iran,Nations Unies

Proliferation of Guns Leads to Culture of Violence and Impunity, Says UN

27 June 2006

IRNA (Iran)

TEHRAN — Describing the world as being 'awash with small arms', United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan said Monday that every year an estimated one billion dollars worth of these weapons are traded illicitly worldwide, exacerbating conflict, sparking refugee flows, undermining the rule of law and spawning a 'culture of violence and impunity'. In his opening address to the UN Small Arms Review Conference, which runs from June 26 until July 7, Annan said that... (

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Major UN Review to Assess Moves to Stem Illegal Small Arms Trade

24 June 2006

Islamic Republic News Agency / UN

TEHRAN — Some 2,000 representatives from governments, international and regional organizations and civil society will meet at UN Headquarters from June 26 to July 7, 2006 to review progress made; to address future cooperation and activities and to assess challenges on the road ahead. The event is taking place five years after the adoption of the UN Program of Action to address the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons, a press release issued by the UN... (

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Nations Unies,États-Unis,Iran,Israël,Égypte,Chine,Syrie,Inde,Pakistan,Trinité-et-Tobago

Traditional Foes Hold Up United Nations Progress on Small Arms

22 January 2006

Trinidad and Tobago's Newsday

NEW YORK — After two weeks of talking, governments have achieved virtually no outcome from a UN conference on controlling the proliferation and misuse of small arms. During this time, approximately 12,000 more people have died at gunpoint and many more have been injured, bereaved or denied access to livelihoods, healthcare and education because of armed violence. Usually at loggerheads on disarmament issues, the USA and Iran, Israel and Egypt are on the same side of... (

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US Sanctions Steyr-Mannlicher, Norinco for Arming Iran

29 December 2005

New York Times / International Herald Tribune

New U.S. sanctions against nine foreign companies accused of aiding Iran's weapons programs could signal a harder line toward Tehran by the Bush administration and could hinder diplomatic efforts by Europe to end the standoff over Iran's nuclear program, EU officials and analysts said Wednesday. The companies include six in China, two in India, and an Austrian arms manufacturer. Reacting to the sanctions, which apply to Steyr-Mannlicher of Austria, over its sales... (

Lire l'article complet : New York Times / International Herald Tribune