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  1. Army, IRGC Wrap Up Massive Drills

    November 17, 2012 Iran tested a number of military systems during drills held by the Army and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, including an upgraded S-200 ground-to-air defense system and several missile defense systems (Qader, Ya Zahra 3, Mersad 3, ...

  2. Iran Supplied Hamas with Fajr-5 Missile Technology

    November 21, 2012 Saeed Kamali Dehghan Iran has supplied Hamas with the technology to build Fajr-5 missiles, according to Mohammad Ali Jafari, the commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The Fajr-5 is a solid propellant rocket with a 75 kil ...

  3. Standard Charted Agrees to Settle Iran Money Transfer Claims

    December 10, 2012 Jessica Silver-Greenberg Standard Chartered agreed to pay a settlement of $327 million to settle claims by the U.S. Justice Department that the British bank had concealed transactions with Iran and Sudan. In September 2012, Standard Char ...

  4. Canada Expands Sanctions Related to Iran’s Nuclear Program

    December 11, 2012 Canada expanded sanctions against Iran by adding 98 individuals and organizations to its list of designated entities. The new measures target entities associated with Iran's nuclear program, as well as economic sectors that support ...

  5. U.S. Slaps Sanctions on Companies Tied to Iran’s Nuclear Program

    December 13, 2012 The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned five Iranian nationals and seven Iranian companies because of links to procurement for Iran's uranium enrichment program. The sanctioned individuals include Fereidoun Abbasi-Davani, Seyed Jabe ...

  6. Treasury Dept. Sanctions Companies tied to Iranian Defense Industry

    December 21, 2012 Christopher M. Matthews The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned five entities as proliferators of unconventional weapons. SAD Import Export Co., Chemical Industries and Development of Materials Group, and Marine Industries Organization w ...

  7. E.U. Expands Sanctions against Iran

    December 21, 2012 The European Union expanded sanctions on Iran by adding nineteen new entities to its blacklist for being "involved in nuclear activities or providing support to the Iranian government." The sanctions also prohibit transactions ...

  8. U.N. Sanctions Iran Firms that Shipped Arms to Syria

    December 21, 2012 The U.N. Security Council sanctioned two Iranian entities, Yas Air and SAD Import-Export Company, for violating a U.N. arms embargo by illegally exporting weapons to the Syria government. The shipments included ammunition, assault rifles ...

  9. New Iran Sanctions Target Industry in Bid for Deal Curbing Nuclear Program

    January 6, 2013 Joby Warrick U.S. President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes provisions targeting international companies that continue to do business with Iran in certain industrial sectors, such as shipping and ...

  10. Iran’s Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant Returns to Grid

    January 9, 2013 The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has announced that the 1,000 MW Bushehr reactor came back on-line on January 4, after a two month long hiatus. The reactor's fuel rods were unloaded when the plant was shut down. Russian I ...

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