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May 18, 2018
The plight of Chinese telecom giant ZTE may have eased this week, as U.S. and Chinese officials met for high-level trade talks. On April 15, the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security reactivated trade restrictions and re-imposed a $300 million fine against ZTE – barring the company from procuring critical U.S. components.
Articles and Reports
May 9, 2018
On May 8, U.S. President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Iran nuclear accord, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The move comes over two years after the accord's implementation and follows a months-long campaign in favor of and against the accord by a number of U.S. allies.
Policy Briefs
May 4, 2018
In a live television presentation on April 30, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled information about Iran's nuclear weapons program that had been seized by Israeli agents in a January raid on a storage building in Tehran’s Shorabad District. The information, which the Prime Minister called "a secret atomic archive," is comprised of...
International Enforcement Actions
March 29, 2018
On June 6, 2017, Iranian citizen Alireza Jalali was arrested at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport upon his arrival from Malaysia. Ten days later, Australian authorities made a related arrest of another Iranian citizen, Negar Ghodskani, based on a U.S. extradition request.

Iranian Entities

Nuclear, Military
An Iranian defense firm that provides maintenance services for Iran's military helicopters and aircraft; has built, repaired, and reverse-engineered U.S.-model helicopters for Iran's military and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC); directed by the Iranian Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO).
Missile
An Iranian businessman who directs Malaysia-based Green Wave Telecommunication, Sdn Bhn and is the commercial director of Iran-based Fanavari Moj Khavar.

Suppliers

Missile, Military
A telecommunications company charged with sending dual-use technology from the United States to Iran; indicted on December 8, 2015, along with Alireza Jalali and Negar Ghodskani, on charges of conspiracy, smuggling, and money laundering.
Military
Was involved in the transfer of U.S.-origin ship engines, marine generators, and marine power propulsion equipment to Iran for use by the Iranian military, in violation of U.S. export controls. Added on July 18, 2017 to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets...

Unconventional Weapon Programs

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