By RIYADH MOHAMMED and ROD NORDLAND, NYT
'The owner of a British company that supplies questionable bomb detectors to Iraq has been arrested for fraud, and the export of the devices has been banned, British government officials confirmed Saturday.
Iraqi officials reacted with fury to the news, noting a series of horrific bombings in the past six months despite the widespread use of the bomb detectors at hundreds of checkpoints in the capital.
“This company not only caused grave and massive losses of funds, but it has caused grave and massive losses of the lives of innocent Iraqi civilians, by the hundreds and thousands, from attacks that we thought we were immune to because we have this device,” said Ammar Tuma, a member of the Iraqi Parliament’s Security and Defense Committee.
But the Ministry of the Interior has not withdrawn the device from duty, and police officers continue to use them.'
Thanks David All for posting about this good news.
PS: See this NYT article published in November. Thanks Maury for posting the link.