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International Enforcement Actions
February 1, 2011
On February 15, 2011 Turkish authorities seized a truck carrying explosives en route to Syria from Iran. The interdiction took place in Kilis, a Turkish town near the Syrian border. The truck was carrying gunpowder, propelling charge, slow-burning material, detonators, solid rocket fuel, and RDX explosives. Shipping documents named SAD Import...
International Enforcement Actions
February 1, 2011
The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced sanctions on February 1, 2011 targeting a multi-million dollar procurement network in Iran and Turkey for its direct support of Iran's ballistic missile program. According to Treasury, the network, led by Iranian national Milad Jafari, his brother Mani Jafari, and his father Mohammad Javad Jafari, used...
International Enforcement Actions
December 8, 2010
On December 8, 2010, South Korean officials seized some 300 phosphor bronze wire mesh rolls with potential nuclear uses from a Korean Air Cargo jet at Seoul International Airport. The measurements of these rolls correspond to use in a water distillation column for heavy water production.
International Enforcement Actions
November 1, 2010
The UK's Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) announced that all export licenses to Iran for items included on the European Union list of dual-use goods, along with brokering services and technical or financial assistance related to such items, would now be refused, "except in cases where there is manifestly no risk." Examples of...
International Enforcement Actions
October 1, 2010
Philip Bisgrove, the owner of NDT Mart, pleaded guilty to knowingly exporting controlled items to Iran without the required licenses. Between 2007 and 2008, the Lancashire businessman illegally exported to Iran ten shipments of dosimeters and doserate meters, three shipments of MY-2 Electromagnets, and a consignment of radiation detection...
International Enforcement Actions
September 1, 2010
On September 30, 2010, aluminum powder from North Korea that could be used to make solid propellant for missiles was seized on a ship in Singapore harbor. This aluminum powder is controlled by the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) because its particle size, weight, shape and aluminum content makes it suitable for the production of missile...
International Enforcement Actions
September 1, 2010
Yi-Lan Chen, a.k.a. Kevin Chen, of Taiwan, pleaded guilty on May 13, 2010, and was sentenced on August 27, 2010, to 42 months’ imprisonment for illegally exporting dual-use components to Iran. According to the complaint filed in the Southern District of Florida, customers affiliated with Iran’s missile program sent orders by e-mail to Chen. Chen...
International Enforcement Actions
August 1, 2010
Italian police seized 7 tons of RDX (T4) explosive found on board a cargo ship in the southern Italian port of Gioia Tauro on August 28, 2010. The explosives were found aboard the vessel M/S Finland, which flies a Liberian flag, and is owned by a Swiss-Italian shipping company.
International Enforcement Actions
July 1, 2010
Mahmoud Yadegari, an Iranian-born Canadian citizen who ran a business in Toronto, was sentenced to 4 years and 3 months' imprisonment after being found guilty, in Canada, of attempting to illegally export U.S.-origin pressure transducers to Iran through Dubai in March 2009.
International Enforcement Actions
April 1, 2010
German federal prosecutors charged Iranian citizen Mohsen Afrasiabi, German businessman Heinz Ulrich Kessel, and Iranian-German dual national Bezhad Sahabi with violating an arms embargo against Iran and European Union export restrictions on dual-use materials.

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