Siemens denies Iran sabotage

Siemens, the electronics giant, has denied allegations by Tehran that it planted explosives in equipment sold to Iran for use in its nuclear programme.

"Siemens does not have any business ties with Iran's nuclear programme and does not supply any technical equipment for it," a spokesman said.

Earlier in the weekend, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, head of the Iranian Parliament's national security committee, said explosive material had been detected inside devices supplied for Iran's nuclear activities. "The Siemens company must be held accountable for its actions," said Mr Boroujerdi.