European Jewish Congress
Norway expels Iranian student studying space technology
Belarus
Norway expels Iranian student studying space technology

The Jerusalem Post

By Herb Keinon


Norway expelled a 36-year-old Iranian student studying space technology earlier this month amid fears his studies may be used to contribute to the Iranian missile program, according to reports Tuesday in the Norwegian media.

The student studied Norwegian language and culture last year and, according to the reports, was due to begin a master's program in space technology at Narvik University College in Narvik, a town some 1,400 km north of Oslo.

Jorn Preserudstuen, police inspector for the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST), told the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation that history has shown a connection between a space program and missile development. He said that the fear was that what the student would learn at Narvik would then be used to develop missiles.

The Norwegian immigration authorities decided not to renew the Iranian student's residence permit, and he left the country two weeks ago after having been ordered to do so within 12 days.

According to the media reports, this was the first time Norway has taken this type of action against a foreign student. UN Security Council Resolution 1737, passed in December 2006, bans the supply of nuclear-related technology and materials to Iran until it stops uranium enrichment.

The Canadian parliament, meanwhile unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday backed by each of the country's four parties condemning the Iranian regime's violation of human rights and its nuclear program.

The resolution called for "a new set of targeted sanctions [to] be implemented against Iran, in concert with allies, unless it comes into compliance with its human rights and nuclear obligations in law and in practice."

The resolution also "condemned the use of violence and force by the Iranian authorities against their own people to suppress pro-democracy demonstrations following the Iranian presidential elections of June 12, 2009."

Thursday, October 29, 2009
More News
Belarusian town marks 75th anniversary of Nazi destruction of town's ghetto
Belarusian town marks 75th anniversary of Nazi destruction of town's ghetto
The Jewish community in Bobruisk, Belarus, commemorated 75 years since the extermination of the Bobruisk ghetto during the Holocaust in three days of memorial events this week.
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Life in Israel
  • Israel nature photo exhibition to open at UN
    The Israel Nature and Parks Authority (INPA), in cooperation with Israel's Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, are putting on a photo exhibition at the UN headquarters in New York.

    On Thursday, February 16, 2017 Israel nature photo exhibition to open at UN
  • Israeli device can eliminate need for follow-up breast cancer surgery
    Israel’s Dune Medical Devices has developed an instrument to help women with breast cancer avoid undergoing dreaded follow-up surgery to remove residual cancer cells after a tumour is removed. The device is already being used by surgeons on patients in more than 100 hospitals in the US and in Israeli medical centres.

    On Thursday, February 16, 2017 Israeli device can eliminate need for follow-up breast cancer surgery
  • IDF scouts trained to protect wildlife
    An IDF project is providing training for military scouts in identifying animals and behaviour patterns in the wild as part of their efforts towards environmental preservation.

    On Thursday, February 16, 2017 IDF scouts trained to protect wildlife
  • As the Dead Sea dries, collapsing shores force a return to nature
    Sinkholes — sudden, dangerous pits that form when rock beneath the surface is dissolved by groundwater — first began to appear around the Dead Sea in the late 1980s, caused by the rapid decline of that body of water.

    On Thursday, February 16, 2017 As the Dead Sea dries, collapsing shores force a return to nature
  • First Israeli research nanosatellite set to launch
    A new nanosatellite, the first for Israeli academia, was launched into space on Wednesday to conduct scientific missions for the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

    On Thursday, February 16, 2017 First Israeli research nanosatellite set to launch
  • Ethiopian immigrants aim to bring traditional agriculture to Israel
    Far away from their native rural villages and living in Israel’s cramped urban centres and absorption facilities, many Ethiopian immigrants have abandoned their previous careers in agriculture.

    On Thursday, February 16, 2017 Ethiopian immigrants aim to bring traditional agriculture to Israel
  • In Israel, teaching children cyber skills is a national mission
    In some Israeli schools, fourth-graders learn computer programming while gifted 10th-graders take after-school classes in encryption tactics, coding and how to stop malicious hacking

    On Monday, February 13, 2017 In Israel, teaching children cyber skills is a national mission
EJC in Media
President's Page Security and Crisis Centre by EJC European Parliament Working Group On Antisemitism