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February 13, 2019
The United States withdrew from the nuclear agreement with Iran – the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – in part because it did not address the threat posed by Iran's missile program. Following this withdrawal, the United States has expanded trade and financial sanctions aimed at punishing Iran economically to counter a range of threats...
International Enforcement Actions
December 4, 2018
A federal indictment unsealed last month provides the latest illustration of the methods used by Iranian procurement agents to illicitly procure U.S.-origin goods for export to Iran. This case details how Iranian citizen Arash Sepehri conspired with individuals and companies operating in Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, and Iran to send...
Policy Briefs
November 5, 2018
On May 8, 2018, President Donald J. Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear agreement. Effective immediately, U.S. nuclear sanctions on Iran were reinstated and the President warned that "any nation that helps Iran in its quest for nuclear weapons could also be strongly sanctioned by the United States."
International Enforcement Actions
October 31, 2018
A recently unsealed indictment provides detail on Iran’s use of deceptive practices to procure export controlled items with military applications from the United States and elsewhere. The indictment details an elaborate, multi-year conspiracy directed by an Iranian-born Canadian to procure such items for an Iranian firm.

Iranian Entities

Missile
An Iranian national connected to Iran's Ministry of Defense.Employed by Kiyan Saynpaniz International (KSP International), an Iranian government engineering company that purchases items for several Iranian government agencies.
Missile, Military
An Iranian government engineering company connected to Iran's Ministry of Defense. Involved in a conspiracy to procure U.S.-origin goods, services, and technology with both military and non-military applications without the required licenses; also involved in the conspiracy were KSP employee Reza Rejali, Iranian-born Canadian Ghobad Ghasempour,...

Suppliers

A Dubai-based trading company; part of a network of front companies and individuals acting on behalf of the Government of Iran to circumvent international sanctions; reportedly engaged in petrochemical exports.
Missile
An Iranian-born Canadian citizen; involved in a conspiracy to illegally export U.S.-origin goods, services, and technology with both military and non-military applications to Iran without the required licenses.

Unconventional Weapon Programs

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