The UK government has announced a ban on the export to Iraq and Afghanistan of some so-called "bomb detectors".It follows an investigation by the BBC's Newsnight programme which found that one type of "detector" made by a British company cannot work.
The Iraqi government has spent $85m on the ADE-651 and there are concerns that they have failed to stop bomb attacks that have killed hundreds of people.
The ban on the ADE-651 and other similar devices starts next week.
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[governmental and institutional perfidy doesn't surprise me any more, but I'm still shocked and disheartened that some people are still all too ready to sink to such despicable depths]