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International Enforcement Actions
December 4, 2018
A federal indictment unsealed last month provides the latest illustration of the methods used by Iranian procurement agents to illicitly procure U.S.-origin goods for export to Iran. This case details how Iranian citizen Arash Sepehri conspired with individuals and companies operating in Hong Kong, the United Arab Emirates, and Iran to send...
Newsletters
December 4, 2018
The second issue of the Iran Watch newsletter includes analysis of a federal indictment unsealed last month that details a conspiracy to illicitly procure and export to Iran U.S.-origin technology, an update on companies re-evaluating their business dealings with Iran in light of new U.S. sanctions, statements by the U.S. and France about Iran's...
Policy Briefs
November 5, 2018
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."
Newsletters
November 5, 2018
This issue covers the re-imposition, effective today, of broad U.S. sanctions on Iran, the response of businesses worldwide to this action, analysis of a global Iranian procurement network that used evasive techniques to obtain export controlled items, and more.
International Enforcement Actions
October 31, 2018
A recently unsealed indictment provides detail on Iran’s use of deceptive practices to procure export controlled items with military applications from the United States and elsewhere. The indictment details an elaborate, multi-year conspiracy directed by an Iranian-born Canadian to procure such items for an Iranian firm.
Policy Briefs
October 22, 2018
Iran was once again on the agenda at a plenary meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) last week in Paris. The body decided not to re-impose the severe restrictions on financial dealings with Iran that were suspended in 2016, despite U.S. efforts to build a case for such action in the weeks leading up to the meeting.
Speeches and Testimony
July 27, 2018
On July 27, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies hosted a conversation on the issue of compliance with regard to Syria and Iran, featuring remarks by Dr. Yleem D.S. Poblete, Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance. A panel discussion followed with experts Orde Kittrie, Valerie Lincy, and Andrew J. Tabler.
Policy Briefs
July 12, 2018
On June 21, 2018, the United Nations released the fifth report by the Secretary General on the implementation of U.N. Security Council resolution 2231. The report notes for the first time that Iran may be receiving nuclear technology outside of the licit "procurement channel" established by the JCPOA and overseen by the Security Council.
International Enforcement Actions
July 11, 2018
On June 20, 2018, a federal indictment was unsealed against Saaed Valadbaigi, an Iranian businessman accused of sending U.S.-origin export controlled materials to Iran, including a high-strength aluminum alloy that can be used to make centrifuge components and materials with missile and aerospace applications.
Speeches and Testimony
May 30, 2018
On May 30, the Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) held a panel discussion to explore developments in EU export controls and sanctions. Executive Director of Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control, Valerie Lincy, joined Dr. Andrea Viski and Shannon Barna to discuss EU sanctions and the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Iran.

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