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April 4, 2017
ZTE, China’s largest publicly traded telecommunications manufacturer and the fourth largest in the world, engaged in a scheme to ship more than 20 million U.S.-origin items to Iran. The company used multiple avenues to evade U.S. sanctions and export control regulations, including establishing shell companies, falsifying customs documents, and...
Articles and Reports
February 1, 2017
The day is fast approaching when the new American administration, led by President Donald J. Trump, will conduct an unfriendly review of the nuclear pact with Iran reached in 2015. No one knows what this review will produce. If the President decides to "enforce the terms of the […] deal to hold Iran totally accountable," as he promised during his...
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...

Unconventional Weapon Programs

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Iranian Entities

Missile
Deputy Director for Commerce for the Defense Industries Organization (DIO). Added on May 17, 2017 to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing his assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to...
Missile
Since 2011, has procured ballistic missile-applicable technology and metals for Shahid Hemat Industrial Group (SHIG). Added on May 17, 2017 to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing its assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting...

Suppliers

Missile
A Chinese proliferation agent who has supplied Shiraz Electronics Industries (SEI) with missile-applicable items and technology, including U.S.-origin goods. Added on May 17, 2017 to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing his assets under...
Military
A Turkish-Iranian businessman accused of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions; charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), conspiracy to commit bank fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering; arrested by U.S. authorities on March 19, 2016; co-defendants...