Hamid Reza Hashemi

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile


Tehran, Iran

Charged on December 5, 2012, along with Turkish citizen Murat Taskiran, for exporting U.S.-origin dual use items to Iran, in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA); arranged the export to Iran of carbon fiber, a dual-use item with applications in aerospace engineering and gas centrifuges for uranium enrichment.

Operated a company in Tehran that procured carbon fiber from several brokers, including companies in the United States; collaborated with Taskiran to arrange the export of carbon fiber from the United States to Europe, and then, using a European freight forwarder, arranged for its transshipment through Dubai to his company in Iran.

Pled guilty on November 19, 2013 to three counts, including one count of conspiring to violate the IEEPA and two counts of violating the IEEPA; sentenced to 46 months in prison; a dual U.S. and Iranian citizen; 52 years old as of December 2012.

Date Entered: 

September 9, 2014

Date Last Modified: 

September 9, 2014