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International Enforcement Actions
October 6, 2020
Two recent cases pursued by the U.S. Department of Justice demonstrate how Iranian companies employ an effective combination of American brokers, Middle Eastern front companies and freight forwarders, and bank accounts worldwide to obtain goods from the United States. In one plot, a U.S. company shipped military surplus to an Iranian customer by...
International Enforcement Actions
September 30, 2020
On August 19, U.S. authorities unsealed a complaint charging Ali Chawla, Asim Mujtaba Naqvi, and Muzzamil Husnain Zaidi with violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA).
Policy Briefs
September 30, 2020
Last week, the United States announced a range of new sanctions on Iran’s military-industrial complex, including severe financial penalties against anyone helping Iran import or export conventional weapons. The move follows a failed bid by the United States to extend an arms embargo on Iran at the United Nations. It signals the U.S.
Articles and Reports
August 25, 2020
In May 2018, the United States withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear agreement it had reached in 2015 with Iran. Thereafter, the U.S. Government has redoubled its efforts to squeeze Iran with sanctions to compel Tehran to negotiate a new agreement with stricter limits on its nuclear and missile programs.

Iranian Entities

Nuclear, Missile, Military
An information technology company; affiliated with Iran's Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL), according to the U.S. Treasury Department; has been a subsidiary of Iran Electronics Industries (IEI), which was identified by the Treasury Department as being owned or controlled by MODAFL.
Missile, Military
Iran's national maritime carrier; has transported prohibited military-related cargo and facilitated shipments on behalf of and destined for Iran's Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) and MODAFL subordinates.


Allegedly laundered $20 billion of Iranian oil and gas revenue from 2012 to 2016 in violation of U.S. sanctions on Iran.
Supplied hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of aluminum products to Iran Centrifuge Technology Company (TESA), which produces centrifuges for Iran's uranium enrichment program.

Unconventional Weapon Programs

Visit program-specific pages for information about Iran's nuclear and chemical weapon-related efforts and Iran's missile program.