No Evidence of Iranian Arms Shipment On Manx Registered Vessel

March 28, 2011

The Isle of Man Chief Minister says there is no evidence to support allegations that illegal arms shipments were made on Isle of Man registered vessels operated by the Iranian IRISL organization. The Celtic League wrote to the IOM government in February revisiting

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League Ask For Iran Arms Probe

February 17, 2011

The Celtic League has revisited the issue of alleged arms shipments (using Manx front companies) from Iran to Gaza in correspondence with the Manx Chief Minister (see below): “The Isle of Man Chief Minister Tony Brown MHK Government Offices Douglas Isle of Man

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UK Sidestep Questionmarks Around Manx Iranian Links

December 26, 2010

The United Kingdom government has rejected assertions made by the Celtic League that Iranian shipping owned via Isle of Man registered companies may have breached sanctions. The League wrote to UK Lord Chancellor Kenneth Clarke in September (see linkbelow): The UK say

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US Treasury Designate Manx Companies With Iran Link

December 3, 2010

The United States Treasury has announced this week the designation of five corporate officers and 10 businesses affiliated with either the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) or Bank Mellat, two entities previously designated by Treasury for supporting Iran’s weapons of mass

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Manx Government Pressed Again On Iran Shipping Issue

September 20, 2010

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE MANX GOVERNMENT PRESSED AGAIN ON IRAN SHIPPING ISSUE The Celtic League has once again written to the Isle of Man Chief Ministerasking about Manx flagged vessels being involved in possible breaches of UN sanctions. The Chief Minister had previously

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Iran: No Sanctions Breached But Govt. Silent On Human Rights Issue

September 14, 2010

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE IRAN: NO SANCTIONS BREACHED BUT GOVT. SILENT ON HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE The Isle of Man Chief Minister has responded to a query from the Celtic League asking about the use by Iran of the Isle of Man Shipping Register.

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Iran-Manx Shipping: Query to Isreali Embassy

August 27, 2010

NEWS FROM THE CELTIC LEAGUE IRAN – MANX SHIPPING: QUERY TO ISRAELI EMBASSY The Celtic League has written to the Israeli Embassy asking if it has any information (which can be made public) on Iranian – Manx shipping interests (see below): Ran Gidor Political adviser

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Mannin: Helping Iran Beat Sanctions Via Deception?

June 17, 2010

Just weeks after allegations linking the Isle of Man to a multi-million pound bribery scandal involving a pharmaceutical company and Greek doctors a much more sinister allegation concerning so-called “shell companies” in the offshore tax haven has been made. The influential New York

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