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  1. United States Announces New Iran Sanctions

    February 6, 2013 Rick Gladstone The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned a number of Iranian entities responsible for human rights abuses and restrictions on free speech, including Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), and its director Ezatollah Za ...

  2. Iran Official Probed on Undeclared Check

    February 5, 2013 David Crawford and Ezequiel Minaya Tahmasp Mazaheri, a former head of Iran's Central Bank (ICB), is being investigated for smuggling by German authorities after failing to declare a $70 million check from Banco de Venezuela.  The che ...

  3. Report of Iran Monkey Launch Prompts Concern over Missiles

    January 29, 2013 Megan Gannon, NBC News Iran's space agency launched a monkey into space using the Kavoshgar-5 rocket, according to Iranian media reports. NBC News ...

  4. Yemen Seizes Sailboat Filled with Weapons, and U.S. Points to Iran

    January 28, 2013 Thom Shanker and Robert F. Worth Yemeni authorities seized a boat containing money, weapons, and explosives, including surface-to-air missiles, C-4 explosives, 122-mm shells, rocket-propelled grenades, and bomb-making equipment such as el ...

  5. Japan Arrests Three for Iran Sanctions Violations: Report

    January 23, 2013 Three employees of Ben Line Agencies Japan, a Tokyo-based shipping firm, have been accused of illegally transferring $158,000 to a company in Singapore associated with the sanctioned Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL).  The t ...

  6. Germany Charges 2 with Selling Iran Drone Motors

    January 20, 2013 David Rising, Associated Press Prosecutors in Germany charged two Iranian men with smuggling drone-aircraft motors to Iran. The motors were suitable for use in the Iran's Ababil III surveillance and attack drone. Iman J.L. and Davood ...

  7. Iran’s Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant Returns to Grid

    January 9, 2013 The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has announced that the 1,000 MW Bushehr reactor came back on-line on January 4, after a two month long hiatus. The reactor's fuel rods were unloaded when the plant was shut down. Russian I ...

  8. New Iran Sanctions Target Industry in Bid for Deal Curbing Nuclear Program

    January 6, 2013 Joby Warrick U.S. President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes provisions targeting international companies that continue to do business with Iran in certain industrial sectors, such as shipping and ...

  9. U.N. Sanctions Iran Firms that Shipped Arms to Syria

    December 21, 2012 The U.N. Security Council sanctioned two Iranian entities, Yas Air and SAD Import-Export Company, for violating a U.N. arms embargo by illegally exporting weapons to the Syria government. The shipments included ammunition, assault rifles ...

  10. E.U. Expands Sanctions against Iran

    December 21, 2012 The European Union expanded sanctions on Iran by adding nineteen new entities to its blacklist for being "involved in nuclear activities or providing support to the Iranian government." The sanctions also prohibit transactions ...

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