Chinese company helping build Tel Aviv’s light rail has indirect ties with Iran

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.



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