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  1. Israel Intercepts Ship in Red Sea Carrying Iranian Weapons to Gaza

    On March 5, 2014, the Israeli Navy intercepted a ship in the Red Sea that was transporting Iranian arms to the Gaza Strip. The Panamanian-flagged vessel, known as the Klos-C, was carrying 40 M-302 rockets, 120-mm mortar shells, and hundreds of thousands of ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Virginia Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Shipping Industrial Goods to Iran via the United Arab Emirates

    On June 13, 2014 Vahid Hosseini, a naturalized American citizen born in Iran, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and two years of supervised release after pleading guilty to charges of money laundering and conspiracy to violate the Iranian Transactions a ...

  5. Drones and Directed Energy at Center of Procurement Network

    From 2017 to 2018, an Iranian procurement network attempted to export sensitive counter-drone technology from the United States to Iran. Iranian national Jalal Rohollahnejad directed the scheme from Iran while working for Rayan Roshd Afzar (Rayan Roshd), ...

  6. Mass Spectrometer Cases Illustrate Diversity of Iranian Procurement Efforts

    October 28, 2021 International Enforcement Actions Nuclear As Iran ramps up uranium enrichment, authorities in multiple countries have uncovered efforts by Iranian agents to procure mass spectrometers from abroad. These dual-use machines, which can precis ...

  7. Countries Scramble to De-Register Iranian Vessels

    An increasing number of countries are refusing to flag vessels affiliated with the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), and are revoking flags from IRISL vessels, according to the U.S. Treasury Department. In June, Sierra Leone revoked its flag ...

  8. German Authorities Arrest Four Men for Supplying Iran with Heavy Water Reactor Components

    Four men were arrested by German federal authorities in Hamburg, Oldenburg, and Weimar on August 15, 2012, on suspicion of illegally supplying Iran with nuclear reactor components. The home and company of a businessman in Halle were also searched. The susp ...

  9. Two Iranians Sentenced for Shipping Explosives into Kenya

    May 6, 2013 International Enforcement Actions Military Two Iranian nationals were sentenced to life in prison in a Kenyan court on charges of preparing a terrorist attack against Western targets. The men, Ahmad Abolfathi Mohammad and Sayed Mansour Mousavi ...

  10. Two Indicted for Alleged Efforts to Supply Iran with U.S.-Origin Nuclear Items

    Parviz Khaki, a 43 year old citizen of Iran, and Zongcheng Yi, a resident of China, were indicted on July 12, 2012 for allegedly participating in a conspiracy between October 2008 and January 2011 to export to Iran U.S.-origin items used to construct gas c ...

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