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  1. 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 ...

  2. Two Indicted for Alleged Efforts to Supply Iran with U.S.-Origin Nuclear Items

    Parviz Khaki, a 43 year old citizen of Iran, and Zongcheng Yi, a resident of China, were indicted on July 12, 2012 for allegedly participating in a conspiracy between October 2008 and January 2011 to export to Iran U.S.-origin items used to construct gas c ...

  3. Taiwanese Citizen Sentenced for Illegal Exports of Military and Dual-Use Items to Iran

    A U.S. district court in Texas sentenced Taiwanese citizen Susan Yip to two years in federal prison on October 24, 2012, for her role in shipping thousands of U.S.-origin military and dual-use parts from the United States to Iran. Yip worked with Iranian c ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Spanish Company Charged with Exporting Turbine Manufacturing Machines with Nuclear Applications to Iran

    In November 2012, Spanish Customs raided the headquarters of ONA Electroerosion S.A. because of concerns that the Spanish machine tool manufacturer had smuggled nuclear-useable items to Iran, in violation of international sanctions. Spanish authorities ini ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. South Korea Seizes Iran-Bound Nuclear Material

    December 8, 2010 International Enforcement Actions Nuclear 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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. ...

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