Murat Taskiran

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile

Related Country: 

  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates


No 9, Plaza Kat 5, Kuyumcukent 2, Yenibosna, Istanbul Turkey


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

Charged on December 5, 2012, along with Hamid Reza Hashemi, with one count of conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and one count of violating the IEEPA; had not been arrested as of June 2016.

From 2007 to 2012, conspired with Hashemi to arrange the export of carbon fiber from the United States to Europe, and then, using a European freight forwarder, arranged for its transshipment to Hashemi's Iran-based company, HB Composites; Hashemi associate Ali Reza Shokri, was involved in the conspiracy and worked to export shipments of carbon fiber in cooperation with Behzad Pourghannad (financial guarantor) and Farzin Faridmanesh (transshipper).

In 2008, arranged for the shipment of carbon fiber from the United States to Iran via Dubai.

An official of AR Kompozit Kimya, a Turkish company that was also involved in exporting U.S.-origin carbon fiber to Iran; shares an address with AR Kompozit.

A Turkish national.

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Date Entered: 

November 26, 2019

Date Last Modified: 

November 26, 2019