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  1. Drones and Directed Energy at Center of Procurement Network

    From 2017 to 2018, an Iranian procurement network attempted to export sensitive counter-drone technology from the United States to Iran. Iranian national Jalal Rohollahnejad directed the scheme from Iran while working for Rayan Roshd Afzar (Rayan Roshd), ...

  2. U.S. Navy Seizes Suspected Shipment of Iranian Weapons to Yemen

    May 27, 2021 International Enforcement Actions Missile Military On May 8, the U.S. Navy released a statement describing the seizure of “an illicit shipment of weapons” in the northern Arabian Sea that had taken place over the previous two days. On May 6, ...

  3. U.S. Seeks Forfeiture of Iranian Weapons Seized en Route to Yemen

    For years, Iran has violated the United Nations’ arms embargo on Yemen by smuggling weapons to the Houthis, an Iranian-aligned movement of Yemeni rebels. In November 2019 and February 2020, the U.S. Navy intercepted two of those shipments. ...

  4. Iranian Military Employs Indonesian Front Companies

    U.S. authorities allege that Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries Company, a firm affiliated with Iran's military, sought U.S.-made products to advance its “military and civilian capabilities” and looked to a series of middlemen in Iran and Indonesi ...

  5. How Freight Forwarders and Front Companies Help Iran Obtain American Technology

    Two recent cases pursued by the U.S. Department of Justice demonstrate how Iranian companies employ an effective combination of American brokers, Middle Eastern front companies and freight forwarders, and bank accounts worldwide to obtain goods from the Un ...

  6. Australian National Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison Over Illicit Shipments of U.S.-origin Aircraft Parts to Iran

    April 15, 2019 International Enforcement Actions Military On March 21, 2019, 57-year-old Australian national David Russell Levick was sentenced to 24 months in prison after pleading guilty to procuring and attempting to procure U.S.-origin aircraft parts ...

  7. Crackdown on Iranian Network Underscores Pattern in Illicit Procurement

    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 indivi ...

  8. Iranian Citizens Indicted for Illicit Procurement and Transshipment of Controlled Technology to Iran

    On June 6, 2017, Iranian citizen Alireza Jalali was arrested at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport upon his arrival from Malaysia. Ten days later, Australian authorities made a related arrest of another Iranian citizen, Negar Ghodskani, based on a U.S. ext ...

  9. Taiwanese National Conspires with Known Procurement Network to Send U.S.-Origin Dual-Use Electronics to Iran

    November 20, 2015 International Enforcement Actions Missile Military Kunlin Hsieh, a Taiwanese national and sales manager for Junbon Enterprises Co. Ltd. in Taiwan, pleaded guilty in June 2015 to conspiring to ship U.S.-origin dual-use electronic parts fr ...

  10. Taiwanese Man Charged with in Conspiracy to Export Sensitive Microelectronics to Iran

    April 28, 2015 International Enforcement Actions Military Arthur Shyu, a senior manager of Hosoda Taiwan Co. Ltd., was indicted on April 16, 2015, along with eight other defendants, as part of a procurement network that allegedly supplied at least $24-mil ...

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