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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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. ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Portuguese Engineer Sentenced to 20 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Export Technology to Iran without Approval from the U.S. Government

    September 14, 2017 United States Department of Justice On July 17, 2017, Portuguese citizen Joao Pereira da Fonseca pled guilty to conspiring to unlawfully export U.S.-origin goods and technology to Iran and to defraud the United States. He was sentenced ...

  6. Dutch Know-How May Have Gone into Arms of Mass Destruction

    October 26, 2017 AFP Dutch intelligence services have indicated that technology from the Netherlands may have been used to develop weapons of mass destruction in Iran, Pakistan, or Syria. The head of Dutch military intelligence, Onno Eichelsheim, said tha ...

  7. Two Los Angeles-area men charged with conspiring to smuggle fighter jet parts to Iran

    October 28, 2016 Two Los Angeles-area men, Zavik Zargarian and Vache Nayirian, were arrested on October 26, 2016 for conspiring to smuggle over $3 million of military aircraft parts to Iran.  Zargarian's company, ZNC Engineering, is also named in the ...

  8. U.S. Sanctions Supporters of Iran's Ballistic Missile Program and Mahan Air

    March 24, 2016 U.S. Treasury Department Press Center The U.S. Treasury Department imposed new sanctions on two Iranian defense firms for their involvement in Iran's ballistic missile program. Shahid Nuri Industries and Shahid Movahed Industries were ...

  9. First Part of S-300 Missile System Delivered to Iran

    April 11, 2016 Mehr News Agency Russia has delivered the first part of its S-300 air defense system to Iran.  Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jaberi Ansari announced on April 11 that the first phase of the S-300 contract between Russia and Iran had bee ...

  10. Belgian Company Settles BIS Charges of Exporting to Iran

    April 8, 2016 The Export Practitioner A Belgian chemical distributor, Chemical Partners Europe S.A. (CPE), agreed to pay a $350,000 fine to the Bureau of Industry and Security to settle six charges related to the export of coatings, pigments, and paints t ...

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