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  1. A Plot to Acquire Hard Currency for Iran’s Supreme Leader

    September 30, 2020 International Enforcement Actions On August 19, U.S. authorities unsealed a complaint charging Ali Chawla, Asim Mujtaba Naqvi, and Muzzamil Husnain Zaidi with violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA). The three ...

  2. 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 ...

  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. Arrests, Sentencing in Conspiracy to Export Vacuum Pumps to Iran

    Three men were charged in January 2010 connection with a conspiracy involving the illegal exportation and smuggling of specialized vacuum pump equipment with nuclear applications from the United States to Iran. Jirair Avanessian, an Iranian-born chemical e ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Australian Resident and Company Accused of Plot to Export Restricted Military Technology to Iran

    David Levick, a 50-year-old Australian national, and his Sydney-based company ICM Components Inc., have been indicted for conspiring to defraud the United States and for violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and the Arms Export ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Britain Freezes Business with Iranian State-Owned Bank and Shipping Line

    Britain has frozen business with two Iranian entities, Bank Mellat and the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), because they have supported Iran's missile and nuclear programs. These restrictions were implemented by Her Majesty's Trea ...

  9. British and Afghan Forces Seize Taliban-Bound Iranian Rockets

    February 1, 2011 International Enforcement Actions British special forces and Afghan troops intercepted an Iranian shipment of 48 122mm rockets and 1,000 rounds of ammunition to the Taliban. According to western diplomats, the cache would have enabled the ...

  10. British Businessman Sentenced to Prison for Missile Battery Exports to Iran

    January 10, 2013 International Enforcement Actions Missile On January 8, 2013, retired British businessman Christopher Tappin was sentenced to 33 months in prison in an El Paso, Texas federal court for attempting to illegally export batteries used in the ...

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