Eddie Johansson

Status:
Medium Alert – Entity sanctioned in the past for Terror or Illicit activities / WMD related / Human rights violations

Info:
37-year-old Swede of Iranian origin who reportedly arranged the purchase of 44 high-voltage switches that can be used to trigger a nuclear explosion from a German company, Behlke Electronic GmbH in fall 2002;

According to German customs investigators, the switches were destined for Tehran; reportedly, in order to avoid German dual-use technology regulation, Johansson arranged for the switches to be delivered to a German address; reportedly was assisted by Harold Hemming and Eva-Marie Hack in his attempt to acquire the switches; the switches were reportedly seized by German customs agents, but Johansson reportedly managed to leave Germany before being detained;

Also Known As:
Hojat Nagash Souratgar

Involved In:
Nuclear Weapon Program

Country:
Sweden

Reason for the color:
Purchase of 44 high-voltage switches that can be used to trigger a nuclear explosion

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