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  1. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Unveils Iran's Atomic Archive

    In a live television presentation on April 30, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu unveiled information about Iran's nuclear weapons program that had been seized by Israeli agents in a January raid on a storage building in Tehran’s Shorabad Dis ...

  2. An Iranian Plot to Acquire Carbon Fiber

    The U.S. Department of Justice unsealed an indictment last week charging Iranian nationals Ali Reza Shokri, Behzad Pourghannad, and Farzin Faridmanesh with orchestrating the shipment of carbon fiber from the United States to Iran. However, the three Irania ...

  3. Secondary Sanctions on the Iranian Financial Sector Create De Facto Embargo with Lasting Implications for the Biden Administration

    On October 8, 2020, the United States designated Iran’s financial sector and sanctioned eighteen Iranian banks. In doing so, the U.S. Treasury Department applied secondary sanctions to Iran's entire financial sector for the first time, potentially ba ...

  4. Taiwanese Citizen Sentenced for Illegal Exports of Military and Dual-Use Items to Iran

    A U.S. district court in Texas sentenced Taiwanese citizen Susan Yip to two years in federal prison on October 24, 2012, for her role in shipping thousands of U.S.-origin military and dual-use parts from the United States to Iran. Yip worked with Iranian c ...

  5. Hearing on "China's Nuclear Forces"

    Testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission June 10, 2021 Speeches and Testimony Nuclear Missile Table of Contents Opening Remarks Background Past Nuclear and Missile Transfers by SOEs The Rise of the Private Actor The Prolifer ...

  6. Iran Watch Listen: How Iran and North Korea Cooperate to Develop Missiles and Evade Sanctions

    September 22, 2021 Interviews and Podcasts Nuclear Missile In the fourth episode of Iran Watch Listen, we sit down with Neil Watts, who served for five years as the Maritime Expert on the United Nations Panel of Experts on North Korea. We discussed missil ...

  7. Spain Busts Ring that Planned to Export Missile-Making Equipment to Iran

    Spain's Civil Guard arrested four individuals on charges of attempting to export dual-use industrial machinery to Iran. Three of the suspects are Spanish nationals from the same family, while the fourth is an Iranian. Spanish authorities began their i ...

  8. U.N. Experts' Report Shows Iran's Deceptive Procurement Tactics

    May 12, 2014 Louis Charbonneau The U.N. Panel of Experts responsible for monitoring the Security Council's sanctions on Iran reports that Tehran's illicit procurement efforts for its nuclear and missile programs may have slowed.  It is not clear ...

  9. European Court Says Iran’s Bank Mellat Was Unfairly Sanctioned

    February 18, 2016 Asa Fitch The European Union's highest court ruled on February 18 that Bank Mellat, Iran's largest privately-owned bank, had been improperly sanctioned by the European Union in 2010.  The European Court of Justice found insuffi ...

  10. Turkish-Born U.S. Citizen Sent to Prison for Iran Exports

    October 9, 2017 Export Practitioner On September 7, 2017, Erdal Kuyumcu was sentenced to 57 months in prison for conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA). Kuyumcu illegally exported 1,000 pounds of cobalt-nickel metall ...

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