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  1. Troubled Waters: An Update on Iran's Sanctioned State Shipping Line

    Nearly four years after the United States first sanctioned the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and its fleet, the company appears to be struggling to stay afloat. IRISL has been scrambling in recent months, setting up new front companies, ...

  2. Smooth Sailing for Iran's Blacklisted Fleet

    In September 2008, the United States blacklisted Iran's state shipping company and its fleet of 123 vessels because of the company's role in supplying Iran's weapon programs. Soon after, in an effort to evade this sanction, the company bega ...

  3. Two Iranians Sentenced for Shipping Explosives into Kenya

    May 6, 2013 International Enforcement Actions Military Two Iranian nationals were sentenced to life in prison in a Kenyan court on charges of preparing a terrorist attack against Western targets. The men, Ahmad Abolfathi Mohammad and Sayed Mansour Mousavi ...

  4. Nigerian Secret Service Uncovers Iranian Weapons, Possible New Smuggling Route to Hamas

    Nigeria intercepted 13 containers of weapons from Iran on July 15, 2010, when they were unloaded in Tin Can Port, Lagos. The weapons, dispatched by Behineh Trading Co. of Tehran in violation of U.N. Security Council resolution 1747, included 240 tons of am ...

  5. Goudarzi Charged for Illegal Exports from the United States to Iran

    A U.S. district court in New York indicted Iranian citizen Alireza Moazimi Goudarzi on November 15, 2012, for his alleged role in illegally exporting and attempting to export military and civilian aircraft parts from the United States to Iran. Goudarzi use ...

  6. Hashemi and Two Others Charged for Illegal Exports from the United States to Iran

    A U.S. district court in New York charged Hamid Reza Hashemi, Murat Taskiran, and Amir Abbas Tamimi on December 5, 2012 with illegally exporting and attempting to export goods such as carbon fiber and helicopter parts from the United States to Iran. ...

  7. Amin Ravan and Others Charged by the United States for Illegal Export of Military Antennas

    October 1, 2013 International Enforcement Actions Military Iranian national Amin Ravan and his Iran-based company IC Market Iran (IMI) have been charged with smuggling military antennas from the United States to Hong Kong and Singapore.  According to the ...

  8. Iranian National Sentenced for Exporting Satellite Technology to Iran Via the UAE

    On August 14, 2013, Seyed Amin Ghorashi Sarvestani, an Iranian national, was sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiring to export satellite technology and hardware to Iran in violation of the International Emergency Economic Power ...

  9. Belgian Businessman, Convicted on Charge of Attempting to Ship Aluminum Tubing from the U.S. to Iran Via Malaysia, Is Deported

    Nicholas Kaiga, a Belgian businessman who pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to evade export control regulations, was deported from the United States by U.S. immigration authorities on July 7, 2015. Kaiga attempted to export from the United States a ...

  10. Iranian Man Extradited to United States For Attempted Export of Military Plane Parts

    Iranian national Saeid Mohabat was extradited from Cyprus to the United States on charges of attempting to purchase F-4 and F-5 plane parts from the United States for shipment to Iran. Mohabat was in phone and e-mail contact with an undercover American age ...

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