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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  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. 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. ...

  8. Iran Watch Listen: How Iran and North Korea Cooperate to Develop Missiles and Evade Sanctions

    September 22, 2021 Interviews and Podcasts Nuclear Missile In the fourth episode of Iran Watch Listen, we sit down with Neil Watts, who served for five years as the Maritime Expert on the United Nations Panel of Experts on North Korea. We discussed missil ...

  9. Explainer: Iran’s Centrifuges

    This article was first published in The Iran Primer. It is based on an Iran Watch report, Beyond the IR-1: Iran’s Advanced Centrifuges and their Lasting Implications. ...

  10. Beyond the IR-1: Iran’s Advanced Centrifuges and their Lasting Implications

    As a result of illicit imports and domestic development since the late 1980s, Iran now possesses thousands of gas centrifuges, which are the mainstay of its nuclear program. These rapidly spinning machines enable Iran to enrich uranium to a level suitable ...

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