cia says toshiba sold more to soviet bloc

by:Rocket PCB     2019-10-24
The CIA told Congress it found two other examples of Toshiba.
Sources said yesterday that Russia violated Western export controls and sold sensitive military technology to Soviet bloc countries.
Unlike State Department officials, the Pentagon said the CIA\'s highly classified findings were inconclusive.
Intelligence and Capitol Hill sources said Toshiba\'s third sale of printed circuit board technology to East Germany was halted after the Reagan administration intervened.
Negotiations continued until September, after Toshiba and the Japanese government promised to strengthen control over sales to the Soviet bloc, news of Toshiba\'s sale of computer milling machines to Moscow was disclosed.
Government officials said the machines helped the Soviet Union make it harder for their submarines to detect.
According to government and congressional sources, these three new export cases involve semiconductors and computers, where Soviet technology lags far behind the West.
Toshiba\'s Washington representative responded that all sales of the company mentioned in the CIA report were legal.
\"The intelligence community is confusing the boundaries between what is legal and what is illegal,\" said Toshiba\'s lawyer David Houlihan . \".
Senior State Department officials say there are different explanations for the information in the CIA report.
In a formal statement after the congressional briefing, the Ministry of Defense went further and said, \"the illegal transfer of Toshiba belongs to Toshiba.
There is no evidence to support.
\"The different interpretation of the intelligence findings has led to a major disagreement between the Reagan administration and conservative Republicans in Congress who want to retain a major trade bill language in the Senate, calls for severe sanctions on Toshiba\'s sale of milling machines to the Soviet Union.
The trade bill is now before the Senate and the House, where no sanctions have been imposed on Toshiba.
The Senate passed 92-
5 vote on July 1, two-to five-year ban on U. S.
Product sales in Toshiba and state-
With the Norwegian weapons maker kongvavaapenfabrik, the company is also involved in the sale of milling machines to the Soviet Union.
The new case cited by the CIA is that Toshiba sold technology to the Soviet group in early 1980 to make computer chips.
Intelligence officials say there is no doubt that the sale is against the rules but may not be against Japanese law.
Toshiba lawyers said the sale did not violate the provisions of the multilateral export control Coordination Committee (COCOM), a Paris group composed of Japan and all NATO members except Iceland.
CIA officials say the sale of 1986 advanced computer-chip assembly lines to East Germany is \"the most controversial \".
One analyst admitted that the sale could be viewed from a benign perspective, but added, \"we believe something important has been transferred . \".
We believe the weight of the evidence is on our side.
\"The evidence is unlikely to be declassified because it is based on\" sensitive sources and methods \"that may be compromised by public disclosure \".
Toshiba continued negotiations to sell circuit board technology to East Germany until September.
Toshiba\'s lawyer said the company intends to withdraw from the deal but is still in talks. -
It\'s not illegal, according to COCOM. -
Only in non-sensitive areas, not technical specifications.
An intelligence analyst said continued discussions with East Germany showed that this \"bad judgment\" had cost the US government. S.
High-tech companies impose huge fines and lose special licensing privileges.
The Reagan administration opposed the sanctions because Toshiba and the Japanese government had agreed to strengthen export control procedures through COCOM, saying they were counter-productive.
\"The Japanese government has taken unprecedented legal and administrative actions . \"
Armitage wrote important members of Congress last month.
\"The company involved was punished; the GOJ {
Japanese government
The export control law has been strengthened to bring it closer to us and Toshiba.
Japan has developed a tough new export control policy that has become a model for Japanese industry.
\"The real problem is the impact of the United States. S.
Armitage continued: \"Legislation on future Japanese behavior . \"
\"Action of the United StatesS.
The Japanese government\'s opposition to Toshiba will be interpreted as a trade imbalance, not a national security concern, which will weaken our efforts to strengthen COCOM.
But conservative Republicans headed by delegates.
Duncan Hunt and Sen in California
Jake Garn of Utah insists that Toshiba and the Japanese government should be taught a lesson to fight the government.
In support of their rationale for imposing severe sanctions on Toshiba, they have arranged for interested members of Congress a briefing on intelligence reports from CIA chief analyst Guy dubuwa.
\"The bottom line is that Toshiba, the parent company, has been illegally selling micro-electronic capabilities to Warsaw Treaty countries,\" Hunt said . \".
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