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  1. 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 ...

  2. Spanish Police Seize Iran-Bound Helicopters Purchased in Israel

    Spanish police seized 9 U.S.-made Bell-112 military transport helicopters and aviation spare parts, and arrested 5 Spanish businessmen suspected of attempting to illegally export the seized materials to Iran. The police also arrested three Iranians accused ...

  3. Two Belgians Accused of Purchasing U.S. Aircraft Parts for Iran

    A San Diego federal grand jury indicted two Belgians, Willy A.E. De Greef and Frederic Roland Nicholas Depelchin, for obtaining aircraft and helicopter parts from U.S. suppliers and transferring them to Iran in violation of the U.S. trade embargo on Iran. ...

  4. U.S. Nationals Plead Guilty to Exporting Aircraft Parts to Iran

    U.S. nationals Hamid Seifi and Michael Edward Todd, along with their respective companies, Galaxy Aviation Services and The Parts Guys, LLC, have pleaded guilty to charges that they illegally exported military equipment to Iran from November 2008 through J ...

  5. Turkish Authorities Seize Weapons Cache Destined for Syria from Iran

    On March 19, 2011 Turkish authorities seized a large weapons cache destined for Syria from an Ilyushin cargo aircraft operated by Yas Air, an Iranian cargo airline. The cargo, which was labeled as "spare auto parts," included AK-47 assault rifles ...

  6. U.S. Foils Colombian Family's Sale of Jet Engines to Iran

    Three members of a Bogota, Colombia family pleaded guilty to U.S. federal charges for illegally attempting to export 22 F-5 fighter jet engines to Iran, in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and Executive Orders banning ex ...

  7. Israel Seizes 50 Tons of Weapons, Believes Iranian Shipment to Hamas

    The Israeli Navy seized a cargo vessel carrying 6 Chinese-made C-704 (Nasr 1) anti-ship missiles in the Mediterranean Sea. Also seized were 2,500 mortar shells, some 67,000 rounds of ammunition, 2 Kelvin Hughes radar systems, 2 C-704 launchers, and Farsi i ...

  8. British and Afghan Forces Seize Taliban-Bound Iranian Rockets

    February 1, 2011 International Enforcement Actions British special forces and Afghan troops intercepted an Iranian shipment of 48 122mm rockets and 1,000 rounds of ammunition to the Taliban. According to western diplomats, the cache would have enabled the ...

  9. Iranians in Pennsylvania Guilty of Shipping Fuel Cells and Lab Equipment to Iran

    Mohammad Reza Vaghari was convicted on February 24, 2011 in a U.S. District Court for illegal business transactions with Iran allegedly between 2002 and 2008. Vaghari's co-conspirator, Mir Hossein Ghaemi, pleaded guilty to charges in November 2010. Va ...

  10. Turkish Authorities Seize Truck of Explosives En Route to Syria from Iran

    February 1, 2011 International Enforcement Actions On February 15, 2011 Turkish authorities seized a truck carrying explosives en route to Syria from Iran. The interdiction took place in Kilis, a Turkish town near the Syrian border. The truck was carrying ...

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