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What GAO FoundOur reviews of open sources published between January 1, 2009 and September 30, 2012 identified a total of 17 foreign firms that were reported to have sold refined petroleum products to Iran during that same time period.
From 1990 through 2001, the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank) of the United States provided export financing commitments totaling $31 billion to promote the export of U.S. goods and services for use in the energy sector. The energy sector is divided into fossil fuel, renewable, and nuclear energy.
GAO provided information on: (1) the reasons the Export-Import Bank (Eximbank) guaranteed a loan for the Temelin nuclear power plant in the Czech Federal Republic; (2) actions Eximbank took to ensure the project's soundness and safety; and (3) issues involving the U.S.
The contribution of U.S. nuclear training of foreigners to the spread of nuclear weapons cannot be accurately estimated. There is no way to ascertain the true intentions of the foreign national being trained or the motivations of their countries.