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  1. British Man Sentenced and Fined for Illegal Export of Alloy Valves to Iran

    December 11, 2014 International Enforcement Actions On November 26, 2014 British businessman Gary Summerskill, also known as Gareth Summerskill, of Cambridgeshire, England, was fined £68,000 to settle charges that he and his company, Delta Pacific Manufac ...

  2. British Navy’s Missile Seizure Implicates More Than Just Iran

    In early 2022, a British Royal Navy ship intercepted small boats carrying weaponry in international waters south of Iran. The evidence strongly suggests that the weapons came from Iran, but a deeper investigation also points to companies based in several ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Businessman Exports Electrical Switchgears to Iran

    Between May 25, 2008 and December 21, 2009, Ramin Pouladian-Kari, director of GTC Associates, a British company, worked with Iran Tablo Company in Tehran to export 361 dual-use electrical switchgears to Iran via a company in Dubai. He was denied a license ...

  5. Canadian Guilty of Exporting Pressure Transducers to Iran

    July 1, 2010 International Enforcement Actions Mahmoud Yadegari, an Iranian-born Canadian citizen who ran a business in Toronto, was sentenced to 4 years and 3 months' imprisonment after being found guilty, in Canada, of attempting to illegally expor ...

  6. Canadian-Iranian Businessman Pleads Guilty in Conspiracy to Ship U.S. Electronics to Iran

    August 3, 2016 International Enforcement Actions Ali Reza Parsa, a businessman with dual Iranian and Canadian citizenship, pleaded guilty in federal court in January 2016 to conspiring to ship U.S.-origin electronic components from the United States to Ir ...

  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. CEO of U.S. Metallurgical Company Charged with Illicit Export of Metallic Powder to Iran

    March 8, 2016 International Enforcement Actions The CEO of a New York-based metallurgical company has been arrested on charges of illegally exporting a specialized metallic powder from the United States to Iran, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Ma ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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