The Chinese company enlisted to help with the construction of Tel Aviv’s light rail transit system has indirect ties with a corporation developing Iran’s nuclear weapons facilities, according to a report on Israel’s Channel 2. The company, China Railway Tunnel Group (CRTG) was successful in closing a contract worth nearly NIS 3 billion ($800 million) to play
a major role in digging tunnels for Tel Aviv’s light rail, some of which will be underground. CRTG is a subsidiary of CREC, China’s largest construction company. The Chinese company has ties with Iran’s Khatam-al Anbiya Construction company, which is a corporation run by Iran’s IRGC (Revolutionary Guards) that is involved in the development of its nuclear weapons facilities, according to Channel 2.