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  1. 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 ...

  2. Crackdown on Iranian Network Underscores Pattern in Illicit Procurement

    A federal indictment unsealed last month provides the latest illustration of the methods used by Iranian procurement agents to illicitly procure U.S.-origin goods for export to Iran. This case details how Iranian citizen Arash Sepehri conspired with indivi ...

  3. 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), ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Extradition of Iranian Engineer, Suspected of Missile-Related Procurement, Moves Forward

    An Iranian engineer alleged by the United States to be supporting Iran's military may soon be extradited from France to the United States. Charges against Rohollahnejad in U.S. federal court relate to his alleged involvement in an attempt to procure U ...

  6. Georgia Man Sends Waterjet Cutting Machines to Iran in Violation of U.S. Embargo

    On January 6, 2014, Mark Mason Alexander (also known as Musa Mahmood Ahmed) was sentenced to 18 months in prison for sending waterjet cutting machines to Iran without the required authorization, in violation of the U.S. trade embargo. The machines are used ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. German Authorities Sentence Four Men for Supplying Iran with Valves for Heavy Water Reactor

    February 25, 2015 International Enforcement Actions Nuclear German authorities sentenced four men to punishments ranging from four years in prison to 18 months’ probation for illegally supplying Iran with over one thousand valves for its Arak heavy water ...

  9. Germany Charges Three with Exporting Missile Equipment to Iran

    April 1, 2010 International Enforcement Actions German federal prosecutors charged Iranian citizen Mohsen Afrasiabi, German businessman Heinz Ulrich Kessel, and Iranian-German dual national Bezhad Sahabi with violating an arms embargo against Iran and Eur ...

  10. Goudarzi Charged for Illegal Exports from the United States to Iran

    A U.S. district court in New York indicted Iranian citizen Alireza Moazimi Goudarzi on November 15, 2012, for his alleged role in illegally exporting and attempting to export military and civilian aircraft parts from the United States to Iran. Goudarzi use ...

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