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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Israeli Man Indicted on Charges of Exporting U.S. Defense Articles to Iran

    Israeli citizen Eliyahu Cohen (a.k.a. Eli Cohen) was arrested in Israel on May 12, 2014 on charges of conspiring to export U.S. defense articles without a license. His arrest follows an investigation into a network of entities involved in the illicit expor ...

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