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Iranian and UAE links in widening submarine, warship scandal

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Published: 6 December 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Israel's navy sub scandal widens; Iranian ties and deal-making questioned – Tim Daiss – Forbes 02.12.16
In a convoluted development intersecting the energy sector and Middle Eastern geopolitics, media in Israel is reporting that Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has ordered a police probe into allegations that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s personal lawyer, David Shimron, used his close relationship with the Israeli leader to influence him to award a $1 billion contract to build three navy submarines to ThyssenKrupp, a German multinational conglomerate with a 4.5% ownership stake held by the Iranian government.

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Ex-top security officials call for probe into submarine deal – Ynetnews 04.12.16
Reports that Iran has shares in German-based conglomerate ThyssenKrupp, contracted to build three submarines and four warships for the Israeli Navy, raise concerns that Israeli money and classified information may make its way to Iranian hands. The ships will also be partly built in an Abu Dhabi dockyard.

Meet the Lebanese businessman building Israel's new warships
– Smadar Perry & Tamar Shabak – Ynetnews 05.12.16

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