Iran forced to leave defense show in Malaysia for showing missile products

Iran has been kicked out of an international defense show in Malaysia for exhibiting missile equipment in violation of UN rules, an official said Thursday. Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak said Iranian companies were ordered out of the Defense Services Asia show Tuesday because their exhibition was deemed "offensive." "Unfortunately, when we came around to inspecting their stand, they displayed equipment that clearly contravened the UN resolution - equipment such as missiles and missile systems and others," Najib told reporters. Najib said the exhibit was in defiance of UN resolutions that ban Iranian arms exports and forbid countries from providing Iran with technical and financial assistance that could contribute to its alleged nuclear weapons program. Iran is under three sets of UN Security Council sanctions for its refusal to suspend uranium enrichment and meet other council demands designed to ease fears that its civilian nuclear program is a cover for attempts to make atomic arms.