Iranian Entity: Azim Aghajani
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"Involved in furnishing ammunition from Iran via Nigeria to a third country," according to the European Union; listed by the European Union on December 1, 2011 as an entity linked to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC); with some exceptions, European Union member states must freeze all funds and economic resources owned, held or controlled by the listed person, and prevent funds or economic resources from being made available to him; sanctioned by the governments of Norway and Switzerland, restricting business and financial transactions with the person and/or freezing his assets in those countries.
Reportedly a member of the al-Quds unit of the IRGC; linked to a shipment of weapons to Nigeria in 2010 that consisted of 240 tons of munitions, including rockets, mortar shells, grenades, and rounds of ammunition, according to a report by a United Nations Panel of Experts; was reportedly charged in Nigeria, along with Alli Abass Jega, with four counts of illegal importation of arms and ammunition; Ali Akbar Tabatabaei was also reportedly sought by Nigerian authorities in connection with the weapons shipment; according to the United Nations report, the shipment was dispatched by Behineh Trading Co and support was provided to Aghajani by International Trading and General Construction (also known as International General Trading and Construction Company or IGTCC), both of which are IRGC front companies; reportedly acknowledged his affiliation with the Gambia-registered IGTCC in a Nigerian court statement; reportedly 44 years old as of March 2011.
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