In a briefing on Thursday, Razak said Iran was expelled from the defense
exhibition on April 22, one day after the start of Defense Services Asia.
The minister said Malaysia was forced to expel Iran -- one of 50
exhibitors -- or risk violating the UN embargo on Teheran.
"The moment they crossed the line, we had no option but to terminate
them," Razak said.
Iran has sought to expand defense exports through marketing in Asia,
Africa and South America. The Teheran regime has been focusing on rockets
and missiles, most of them indigenous variants of Soviet and Chinese models.
Razak acknowledged that Malaysia came under pressure to expel Iran hours
after the exhibition began. He would not elaborate.
"We were left in a situation where we did not have any option, since
Malaysia is committed to respecting and adhering to the UN resolution,"