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  1. Singapore to Extradite 4 People for Iran Exports

    February 10, 2012 A court ruling found that four Singaporeans, Lim Kow Seng, Lim Yong Nam, Hia Soo Gan Benson, and Wong Yuh Lan, can be extradited to the United States to face charges relating to the smuggling of radio control devices to Iran, components ...

  2. Obama Freezes Iranian Government Assets Under Mandate Passed by Lawmakers

    February 6, 2012 Indira A. R. Lakshmanan President Obama issued an executive order freezing all assets of Iranian government and financial institutions that are under U.S. jurisdiction. The executive order, issued as a response to what President Obama cit ...

  3. Iran Starts Mass-Production of Naval Cruise Missile

    February 4, 2012 Iran announced the beginning of mass production of the Zafar, a short-range anti-ship naval cruise missile. At a ceremony, the first supply of the new missile was presented to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). Fars News Agenc ...

  4. Iran Launches Newest Satellite into Space

    February 3, 2012 Iran successfully launched its third domestically made research satellite into space. The satellite, named Navid-e Elm and San'at and weighing about 50 kg, was launched using the Safir rocket into a 375 km orbit. The satellite, manuf ...

  5. U.S. has Arrested Iranian Scientist

    January 27, 2012 Douglas Birch Seyed Mojtaba Atarodi, a 54-year-old Iranian microchip expert and assistant professor at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, was arrested in the United States and charged with buying high-tech scientific instruments i ...

  6. Europe and U.S. Tighten Vise of Sanctions on Iran

    January 23, 2012 Stephen Castle and Alan Cowell The European Union agreed to impose a phased ban on oil purchases from Iran. E.U. countries may not sign new oil contracts with Iran and existing oil contracts must end by July 1, 2012. The ban includes impo ...

  7. Turkey: Daily Says Chemical Warhead Missile Parts Seized En Route to Syria

    January 20, 2012 Huseyin Ozkaya Turkish officials reportedly seized four Iranian trucks bound for Syria containing parts to make ballistic missiles. The cargo, which was listed as being shipped from a company in Tehran called Rock Chemie, reportedly inclu ...

  8. Adversaries of Iran Said to Be Stepping Up Covert Actions

    January 11, 2012 Scott Shane Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, a 32-year-old nuclear scientist working at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant, was killed on January 11.  According to Iran’s Mehr news agency, Mr. Roshan was deputy director of commercial affairs at Na ...

  9. Iran Says Work at Fortified Enrichment Site Supervised by IAEA

    January 10, 2012 Nicole Gaouette and Ladane Nasseri Iran has started enriching uranium up to 20 percent at the Fordo Fuel Enrichment Plant near the city of Qom, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Located south of Tehran, the Fordo ...

  10. Iran Test-Fires Missiles During ‘Velayat 90’ Naval Exercise

    January 6, 2012 Doug Richardson Iran successfully test fired the Qader anti-ship cruise missile during a 10-day naval exercise in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman, according to Iran's Fars news agency. During the exercise, codenamed 'Velayat ...

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