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  1. Dual U.S.-Iranian Citizen Charged with Attempting to Transfer Surface-to-Air Missiles to Iran

    May 15, 2018 International Enforcement Actions Missile Military Update: On March 14, 2018, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that Reza Olangian was sentenced to 25 years in prison and five years of supervised relea ...

  2. Bronx Man Sentenced for Attempting to Export Carbon Fiber to Iran

    Richard Phillips was sentenced to 92 months in prison on June 21, 2012 after pleading guilty to attempting to export carbon fiber from the United States to Iran without obtaining the required license, in violation of the International Emergency Economic Po ...

  3. Iranians in California Guilty of Illegally Shipping Missile Components to Iran

    California resident and Iranian national Davoud Baniameri pleaded guilty on May 31, 2011 in U.S. District Court to attempting to illegally export to Iran 10 connector adapters for the TOW and TOW2 missile systems in 2009. He was sentenced to 51 months’ imp ...

  4. British Businessman Sentenced to Prison for Missile Battery Exports to Iran

    January 10, 2013 International Enforcement Actions Missile On January 8, 2013, retired British businessman Christopher Tappin was sentenced to 33 months in prison in an El Paso, Texas federal court for attempting to illegally export batteries used in the ...

  5. U.S. sanctions Iranian and Turkish procurement network supporting AIO

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced sanctions on February 1, 2011 targeting a multi-million dollar procurement network in Iran and Turkey for its direct support of Iran's ballistic missile program. According to Treasury, the network, led by ...

  6. North Korean Rocket Materials Discovered Bound for Iran

    On July 22, 2009, the United Arab Emirates seized 10 containers of North Korean military supplies labeled as oil boring machine parts on a freighter bound for Iran. Among the components reportedly taken were 2,030 detonators for short-range rockets, electr ...

  7. U.S. Seeks Forfeiture of Iranian Weapons Seized en Route to Yemen

    For years, Iran has violated the United Nations’ arms embargo on Yemen by smuggling weapons to the Houthis, an Iranian-aligned movement of Yemeni rebels. In November 2019 and February 2020, the U.S. Navy intercepted two of those shipments. ...

  8. U.S. Navy Seizes Suspected Shipment of Iranian Weapons to Yemen

    May 27, 2021 International Enforcement Actions Missile Military On May 8, the U.S. Navy released a statement describing the seizure of “an illicit shipment of weapons” in the northern Arabian Sea that had taken place over the previous two days. On May 6, ...

  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. Illicit Procurement Network Used Firms in China, Portugal, and Turkey to Supply Iran

    A recently unsealed indictment provides detail on Iran’s use of deceptive practices to procure export controlled items with military applications from the United States and elsewhere. The indictment details an elaborate, multi-year conspiracy directed by a ...

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