Thursday, March 29, 2012

Just in case you thought a BRICS world was going to be better

Soft-pedaling on Bashar al-Assad is just one aspect of the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa concurrence. Here's a little revelation from a convoluted lawsuit concerning South Africa's MTN phone company and the lengths to which they went to get a mobile phone concession in Iran --

MTN prevailed upon the South African government to abstain from three votes on Iran’s nuclear energy program at the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna in 2005 and 2006, according to the complaint. The Iranian communications ministry allegedly told MTN it was withholding its license until it saw how South Africa voted at an upcoming IAEA meeting.

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