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  1. Spain Busts Ring that Planned to Export Missile-Making Equipment to Iran

    Spain's Civil Guard arrested four individuals on charges of attempting to export dual-use industrial machinery to Iran. Three of the suspects are Spanish nationals from the same family, while the fourth is an Iranian. Spanish authorities began their i ...

  2. U.N. Experts' Report Shows Iran's Deceptive Procurement Tactics

    May 12, 2014 Louis Charbonneau The U.N. Panel of Experts responsible for monitoring the Security Council's sanctions on Iran reports that Tehran's illicit procurement efforts for its nuclear and missile programs may have slowed.  It is not clear ...

  3. Iran Sought in 2018 Weapons Proliferation Technology for Its Nuclear Program

    June 30, 2019 Benjamin Weinthal The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), Germany's national intelligence agency, noted in an annual report on Germany's national security that Iran made fewer attempts to aquire materials t ...

  4. Iran Suspects Israel Killed Two Scientists with Poison

    June 13, 2022 Farnaz Fassihi and Ronen Bergman According to an unnamed Iranian official, Iran has concluded that Israel killed two Iranian scientists via poisoning: Ayoub Entezari, an aeronautical engineer at Ghadir Industrial Turbines Company, on May 31 ...

  5. Iran Increased Efforts to Obtain Illicit Nuclear Missile Technology—German Intel

    June 10, 2022 Benjamin Weinthal On June 7, the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), an intelligence agency, released a report describing "a significant increase" in Iran's attempts to obtain equipment and mate ...

  6. Turkish-Born U.S. Citizen Sent to Prison for Iran Exports

    October 9, 2017 Export Practitioner On September 7, 2017, Erdal Kuyumcu was sentenced to 57 months in prison for conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA). Kuyumcu illegally exported 1,000 pounds of cobalt-nickel metall ...

  7. Iranian Space Satellites Pass Pre-Launch Tests

    January 6, 2019 Iran announced that several satellites are ready to be launched after concluding pre-launch testing. The Payam imagery satellite, manufactured by Amirkabir University of Technology, weighs 90 kg and will be sent into 500 km orbit using the ...

  8. European Court Says Iran’s Bank Mellat Was Unfairly Sanctioned

    February 18, 2016 Asa Fitch The European Union's highest court ruled on February 18 that Bank Mellat, Iran's largest privately-owned bank, had been improperly sanctioned by the European Union in 2010.  The European Court of Justice found insuffi ...