US Exports to Iran grew tenfold under Bush presidency

By David Edwards
Tuesday, July 8, 2008 7:31 EDT
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(AP) The value of U.S. exports to Iran grew more than tenfold during President Bush’s years in office even as he pressed for tougher international limits on trade and accused Iran of nuclear ambitions and helping terrorists.

Records show that at least $148,000 of weapons and other unspecified military gear has been sent to Iran. The Bush administration has a mixed record on prosecuting companies that violate trade sanctions with Iran. At least $59 million in civil and criminal penalties have been collected but the Bush administration has allowed to statue of limitation to run out in at least 25 other cases.

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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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