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International Enforcement Actions
November 16, 2016
Two men based in the Los Angeles area were arrested on October 26, 2016 on federal charges related to a conspiracy to export military aircraft parts and other defense items to Iran.  Zavik Zargarian, 52, of Glendale, California, and Vache Nayiran, 57, of Lakeview Terrace, California, were taken into custody and charged with violations of the...
Policy Briefs
November 3, 2016
The United States and its allies have interdicted five separate weapons shipments from Iran to the Houthis in Yemen since April 2015—shipments that violate U. N. Security Council resolutions. According to U.S. Vice Admiral Kevin Donergan, “We know they came from Iran and we know the destination.” The U.S. State Department has also criticized...
Policy Briefs
October 28, 2016
Another Iranian bank has received sanctions relief earlier than anticipated under the nuclear deal with Iran.  The European Union’s sanctions on state-owned Bank Saderat Iran and its London-based subsidiary, BankSaderat PLC, which were originally set to last until 2023, were quietly lifted this week.  The decision was made in April, in response to...

Unconventional Weapon Programs

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Iranian Entities

Missile
Director of Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG). Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on January 17, 2016, freezing his assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13382,...
Military
Provides financial resources and financing services for oil and gas development projects to entities linked to the Government of Iran, including subsidiaries of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC); has owned Iranian Offshore Engineering Construction Co. (IOEC). Listed by the European Union on December 1, 2015 as an entity linked to Iran's...

Suppliers

Missile, Military
North Korea's primary exporter of ballistic missile-related equipment and conventional weapons; owned by the North Korean government; overseen by the Second Economic Committee. Designated by the U.N. Security Council on April 24, 2009 pursuant to resolution 1718 (2006), requiring (with some exceptions) states to freeze immediately funds,...
Nuclear
German businessman convicted by the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg in 2013 for violating Germany's Foreign Trade Act and War Weapons Control Act in connection with the export of valves from Germany to Iran; received a three-year suspended sentence and a fine of 106,000 Euros; owner and executive director of company MIT-Weimar in Weimar, Germany...