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  1. 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 ...

  2. The World Reacts Positively to Talks with Iran; Israel, France, and Congress are Skeptical

    The second round of serious negotiations on the nuclear issue between Tehran and the West since the surprise election of President Rouhani last summer ended without a deal. Iran and the P5+1 states left Geneva empty-handed yet seemingly closer to a nuclear ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. How to Deal With a Nuclear Iran

    The continuing nuclear talks with Iran have just entered their most challenging phase. During the next six months, the U.S. and its negotiating partners will try, in the words of President Barack Obama, to persuade Iran to agree on a “peaceful nuclear prog ...

  5. A Peaceful Nuclear Iran?

    Last week, my organization received a call from a staff member on Capitol Hill who had an interesting question: how much nuclear energy could Iran produce with its current stockpile of enriched uranium? The staff member, like most journalists and even the ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Nigerian Authorities Uncover Iranian Weapons in Possible New Smuggling Route to Hamas

    On May 13, 2013, A Nigerian court sentenced Azim Aghajani, allegedly a member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and his Nigerian accomplice Ali Usman Abbas Jega, to five years in prison for their role in an arms smuggling case. Aghajani and ...

  8. Chinese MANPADs Found Aboard Iranian Dhow Heading to Yemen

    Yemeni authorities seized a 130-foot dhow carrying surface-to-air missiles, explosives, and bomb-making equipment that originated from an Iranian military port and may have been intended for an insurgent group in Yemen. The seized cargo included 10 Chinese ...

  9. Georgia Man Sends Waterjet Cutting Machines to Iran in Violation of U.S. Embargo

    On January 6, 2014, Mark Mason Alexander (also known as Musa Mahmood Ahmed) was sentenced to 18 months in prison for sending waterjet cutting machines to Iran without the required authorization, in violation of the U.S. trade embargo. The machines are used ...

  10. 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 ...

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