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  1. U.S. Seeks Forfeiture of Iranian Weapons Seized en Route to Yemen

    For years, Iran has violated the United Nations’ arms embargo on Yemen by smuggling weapons to the Houthis, an Iranian-aligned movement of Yemeni rebels. In November 2019 and February 2020, the U.S. Navy intercepted two of those shipments. ...

  2. Iranian Military Employs Indonesian Front Companies

    U.S. authorities allege that Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries Company, a firm affiliated with Iran's military, sought U.S.-made products to advance its “military and civilian capabilities” and looked to a series of middlemen in Iran and Indonesi ...

  3. U.S. Navy Seizes Suspected Shipment of Iranian Weapons to Yemen

    May 27, 2021 International Enforcement Actions Missile Military On May 8, the U.S. Navy released a statement describing the seizure of “an illicit shipment of weapons” in the northern Arabian Sea that had taken place over the previous two days. On May 6, ...

  4. British Navy’s Missile Seizure Implicates More Than Just Iran

    In early 2022, a British Royal Navy ship intercepted small boats carrying weaponry in international waters south of Iran. The evidence strongly suggests that the weapons came from Iran, but a deeper investigation also points to companies based in several ...

  5. Iranian Citizen Indicted for Attempting to Export Nuclear Non-Proliferation Controlled Materials from the United States

    On June 20, 2018, a federal indictment was unsealed against Saaed Valadbaigi, an Iranian businessman accused of sending U.S.-origin export controlled materials to Iran, including a high-strength aluminum alloy that can be used to make centrifuge components ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Illicit Procurement Network Used Firms in China, Portugal, and Turkey to Supply Iran

    A recently unsealed indictment provides detail on Iran’s use of deceptive practices to procure export controlled items with military applications from the United States and elsewhere. The indictment details an elaborate, multi-year conspiracy directed by a ...

  8. Iranian Citizens Indicted for Illicit Procurement and Transshipment of Controlled Technology to Iran

    On June 6, 2017, Iranian citizen Alireza Jalali was arrested at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport upon his arrival from Malaysia. Ten days later, Australian authorities made a related arrest of another Iranian citizen, Negar Ghodskani, based on a U.S. ext ...

  9. Who are the Iranian Sanctions Violators Pardoned on Implementation Day?

    On January 17, 2016 – the day after implementation of the nuclear deal with Iran – President Barack Obama announced the details of another agreement with Iran: four Americans who had been detained in Iran were released, and, in exchange, clemency was grant ...

  10. Turkish Company in Procurement Ring Settles Charge of Illicit Export of Valve Parts to Iran

    March 21, 2015 International Enforcement Actions On March 20, 2015, AAG Makina, a Turkish equipment manufacturer, settled one charge of aiding an unauthorized export to Iran with the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).  Accor ...

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