Our Publications

Policy Briefs
May 10, 2019
The latest chapter in the Trump administration's maximum pressure campaign against Iran was announced on May 8, on the one-year anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear agreement, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
International Enforcement Actions
April 15, 2019
On March 21, 2019, 57-year-old Australian national David Russell Levick was sentenced to 24 months in prison after pleading guilty to procuring and attempting to procure U.S.-origin aircraft parts for transshipment to Iran without a license.
Policy Briefs
April 12, 2019
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."
Policy Briefs
February 27, 2019
At its plenary meeting in Paris last week, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) renewed its call for enhanced due diligence when dealing with Iran, but continued to suspend more severe restrictions, or "countermeasures," against Iran for its strategic anti-money laundering and combatting the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) deficiencies.

Iranian Entities

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,...
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.


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.
A Portuguese company owned and operated by Paulo Vicente; allegedly unlawfully exported 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.