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  1. Iran-Bound Rocket Fuel Component Seized in Singapore

    On September 30, 2010, aluminum powder from North Korea that could be used to make solid propellant for missiles was seized on a ship in Singapore harbor. This aluminum powder is controlled by the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) because its partic ...

  2. Italian Police Seize Explosive Allegedly en Route from Iran to Syria

    August 1, 2010 International Enforcement Actions Italian police seized 7 tons of RDX (T4) explosive found on board a cargo ship in the southern Italian port of Gioia Tauro on August 28, 2010. The explosives were found aboard the vessel M/S Finland, which ...

  3. Nigerian Secret Service Uncovers Iranian Weapons, Possible New Smuggling Route to Hamas

    Nigeria intercepted 13 containers of weapons from Iran on July 15, 2010, when they were unloaded in Tin Can Port, Lagos. The weapons, dispatched by Behineh Trading Co. of Tehran in violation of U.N. Security Council resolution 1747, included 240 tons of am ...

  4. Canadian Guilty of Exporting Pressure Transducers to Iran

    July 1, 2010 International Enforcement Actions Mahmoud Yadegari, an Iranian-born Canadian citizen who ran a business in Toronto, was sentenced to 4 years and 3 months' imprisonment after being found guilty, in Canada, of attempting to illegally expor ...

  5. Germany Charges Three with Exporting Missile Equipment to Iran

    April 1, 2010 International Enforcement Actions German federal prosecutors charged Iranian citizen Mohsen Afrasiabi, German businessman Heinz Ulrich Kessel, and Iranian-German dual national Bezhad Sahabi with violating an arms embargo against Iran and Eur ...

  6. Valves Used in Uranium Enrichment Shipped to Iran

    April 1, 2010 International Enforcement Actions An investigation was triggered when the International Atomic Energy Agency received an e-mail that alleged the shipment of illegal goods to Iran, naming Javedan Mehr Toos (JMT) as the recipient. JMT received ...

  7. Italian Police Uncover Iranian Weapons Procurement Ring

    March 1, 2010 International Enforcement Actions Italian police arrested two Iranians and five Italians as part of an operation uncovering a ring supplying weapons to Iran from Italy and via third countries. Working with authorities in Britain, Switzerland ...

  8. Iran Procures Swiss-Made Pressure Transducers Via Chinese, Taiwanese Firms

    February 1, 2010 International Enforcement Actions An investigation revealed that in March 2009 Heli-Ocean Technology Co., Ltd., a Taiwanese company, shipped 108 pressure transducers to Iran. The gauges- dual-use items that are essential for centrifuge ur ...

  9. Taiwanese Sentenced for Illegal Export of Dual-Use Components to Iran via Hong Kong

    September 1, 2010 International Enforcement Actions Yi-Lan Chen, a.k.a. Kevin Chen, of Taiwan, pleaded guilty on May 13, 2010, and was sentenced on August 27, 2010, to 42 months’ imprisonment for illegally exporting dual-use components to Iran. According ...

  10. Arrests, Sentencing in Conspiracy to Export Vacuum Pumps to Iran

    Three men were charged in January 2010 connection with a conspiracy involving the illegal exportation and smuggling of specialized vacuum pump equipment with nuclear applications from the United States to Iran. Jirair Avanessian, an Iranian-born chemical e ...

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