Norway banns education of Iranian students, fears spying

pstNorwegian Police Security Service ( PST ) has decided to send a number of Iranian student back to Iran as they feared that the students may use their education for nuclear program by the Iranian regime. The decision was taken based on the UN resolution that obliges Norway to prevent the Iranians to learn about technology that can be used in nuclear applications. The concern appeared in the threat assessment for 2013 which was published recently, Norwegian media reported.PST believes that in 2012 was a sharp increase in visa applications from Iranians to Norway for work, research and studies in areas that have what they call “multipurpose use”.
PST believes the increase is because the UN has tightened control over exports to Iran.

According PST Norway is an attractive country, partly because several other European countries have made restrictions for Iranian applicants for research and study.

There should be restrictions here in Norway too, simply to avoid the problem, says PST.