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  1. Mass Spectrometer Cases Illustrate Diversity of Iranian Procurement Efforts

    October 28, 2021 International Enforcement Actions Nuclear As Iran ramps up uranium enrichment, authorities in multiple countries have uncovered efforts by Iranian agents to procure mass spectrometers from abroad. These dual-use machines, which can precis ...

  2. U.S. Targets Procurement Network Supplying Machine Tools to Iran

    The United States recently exposed a scheme by two individuals to procure export-controlled U.S. and Canadian equipment with nuclear applications on behalf of an end user in Iran. The timing of the conspiracy highlights Iran's continued efforts to ill ...

  3. An Iranian Plot to Acquire Carbon Fiber

    The U.S. Department of Justice unsealed an indictment last week charging Iranian nationals Ali Reza Shokri, Behzad Pourghannad, and Farzin Faridmanesh with orchestrating the shipment of carbon fiber from the United States to Iran. However, the three Irania ...

  4. Iranian Citizen Indicted for Attempting to Export Nuclear Non-Proliferation Controlled Materials from the United States

    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 ...

  5. Carbon Fiber Seized en Route to Iranian Businessman with Ties to Georgia and Hong Kong

    In December 2012, a shipment of carbon fiber was seized aboard the Shahraz, a ship en route from China to Bandar Abbas in Iran. The Shahraz was carrying 1,800 bobbins of carbon fiber weighing 7,200 kg and manufactured by the Japan-based company Toray. A U. ...

  6. German Authorities Sentence Four Men for Supplying Iran with Valves for Heavy Water Reactor

    February 25, 2015 International Enforcement Actions Nuclear German authorities sentenced four men to punishments ranging from four years in prison to 18 months’ probation for illegally supplying Iran with over one thousand valves for its Arak heavy water ...

  7. Chinese Man Convicted on Charges of Exporting U.S.-Origin Pressure Transducers to Iran

    On January 27, 2016, Chinese national Sihai Cheng pleaded guilty to six counts related to the export of American-made pressure transducers to Iran in violation of U.S. export laws. He had been extradited from the United Kingdom to the United States to face ...

  8. Spanish Authorities Seize Nuclear Valves Destined for Iran

    Spanish police have broken up a smuggling ring that was planning to ship nuclear components to Iran. The police operation, dubbed "Operation Alfa," began in March 2012. It resulted in two arrests and the interception of a truck owned by the Spani ...

  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. Swedish Man Found Guilty of Violating Iran Sanctions

    Shahab Ghasri, a naturalized Swedish citizen of Iranian origin, was found guilty of violating international sanctions against Iran. The verdict was delivered by a Swedish district court in February 2013; Ghasri was given a three month suspended jail senten ...

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