Farzin Faridmanesh

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile

Related Country: 

  • Georgia

Involved in a conspiracy to illegally export U.S.-origin carbon fiber with missile, aerospace, and nuclear applications to Iran.

Charged on July 11, 2013, along with Ali Reza Shokri and Behzad Pourghannad, with one count of conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), and two counts of violation and attempted violation of the IEEPA; remains at large as of July 2019.

The conspiracy involved the export tons of carbon fiber from the United States to Iran from 2008 to July 2013; worked with co-conspirators Shokri and Pourghannad; Shokri worked with his business partner Hamid Reza Hashemi (assisted by Murat Taskiran) to transship carbon fiber from the United States to Hashemi's Iran-based company HB Composites; served as the transshipper, while Shokri worked to procure the carbon fiber and Pourghannad served as the financial guarantor for large transactions.

In 2013, served as the transshipper in an attempted export of more than five tons of carbon fiber from the United States to Iran via Tbilisi, Georgia; specifically instructed a co-conspirator to change the shipping labels from "carbon fiber" to "acrylic" or "polyester."

An Iranian national; 48 years old as of July 2019.

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Date Entered: 

November 26, 2019

Date Last Modified: 

November 26, 2019