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  1. Canadian-Iranian Citizen Sentenced to 32 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Violate Iran Sanctions

    December 15, 2017 U.S. Department of Justice Press Release Ali Soofi, a 63-year-old dual Canadian-Iranian citizen, was sentenced to 32 months prison after pleading guilty in September 2017 to one count of conspiracy to violate the International Emergency ...

  2. Iranian Airline, under Sanctions, Bought U.S. Jet Parts through Front Firm

    February 19, 2018 Ian Talley Wall Street Journal Mahan Air has purchased U.S.-origin aircraft parts using Turkish front companies, according to a recent filing by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Between Septem ...

  3. German Company Involved in Syrian Chemical Attacks Defies U.S. Warnings

    April 11, 2018 Benjamin Weinthal Jerusalem Post The German company Krempel GmbH (Krempel Group) says that it halted business relations with two Iranian buyers, Reza Moghaddam Panah and Mahmood Hasan Darvish Commerce, but will continue to trade with Iran. ...

  4. United States and United Arab Emirates Disrupt Large Scale Currency Exchange Network

    May 10, 2018 U.S. Department of the Treasury Press Release The U.S Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated nine Iranian entities for supporting a currency exchange network that transferred millions of U.S. dollars t ...

  5. Treasury Targets Procurement Networks and 31 Aircraft Associated with Mahan Air and Other Designated Iranian Airlines

    May 24, 2018 U.S. Department of the Treasury Press Release The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated nine entities for their roles in procuring export-controlled, U.S.-origin goods for sanctioned Iranian airl ...

  6. UN Investigating Whether Iran Supplied Weapons Seized by U.S. Navy Near Yemen

    October 26, 2018 In August, U.S. forces seized over 2,500 AK-47 rifles and other guns about 70 miles off the coast of Yemen. The arms were in the process of being transferred from a dhow to a smaller skiff. U.S. authorities invited the United Nations to e ...

  7. British Man Jailed for Trafficking Fighter Jet Parts to Iran

    November 22, 2018 Steven Morris British businessman Alexander George was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for violating export controls. George procured military hardware, including Russian MiG and U.S. F4 Phantom parts, and illicitly shipped t ...

  8. FBI Announces Reward for Information Leading to Arrest of Iranian Tied to Illegal Procurement of U.S. Technology

    November 20, 2018 The U.S. Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program has offered a $3 million reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Iranian national Hossein Ahmad Larijani, who is wanted for illicitly ...

  9. UN Experts: Fuel from Iran is Financing Yemen Rebels’ War

    January 19, 2019 Edith M. Lederer According to a U.N. Panel of Experts report, Iran is illegally shipping fuel to Houthi rebels in Yemen to finance their military campaign. The fuel is loaded from Iranian ports under false documentation to avoid required ...

  10. Germany Bans Iranian Airline From Its Airspace After U.S. Pressure

    January 21, 2019 Germany has revoked the license of Mahan Air, an Iranian airline, because of its role in transporting military equipment and personnel to Syria and other countries in the Middle East. The decision takes immediate effect and denies the air ...

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