Commerce Identifies 4th Iranian Cargo Plane Operating in Apparent Violation of U.S. Export Controls on Russia

September 26, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commerce Department, through its Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), has updated its list of aircraft that have flown into Russia in apparent violation of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding a fourth Iranian-owned and -operated aircraft providing cargo flight services on U.S.-origin aircraft to Russia.  Public reporting shows that an airplane owned by Saha Airlines, which itself is owned and operated by the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force, has flown into Russia without BIS authorization since export controls were imposed on such aircraft on February 24, 2022.  There are now a total of 184 aircraft identified on the list for apparent violations of U.S. export controls.