Hamid Reza Kargar

Also Known As: 

Kargar, Hamid Reza

Weapon Program: 

  • Military

Exporting Country: 



- Tehran, Iran
- Dubai, U.A.E.

Allegedly an Iranian national living in Tehran; between 2002 and 2004, allegedly sought to arrange the illegal export of 3,000 Generation III, military-specification night vision systems from the United States via Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Iran (possibly to the Iranian police) on behalf of the Tehran Nara Company and the Noor Al Fath General Trading Company in Dubai (both owned by Mahmoud Seif, with the latter company allegedly selling to the Iranian police and military).

Allegedly arranged a meeting in Vienna, Austria in 2004 for the transfer of a sample night vision system, and sought to buy the systems for alternate clients in Iran after an apparent disagreement with Seif; Seif and his alleged former wife Shahrzad Mir Gholikhan were arrested in Austria in connection with this attempted transaction.

On February 25, 2005, the United States issued a warrant for Kargar's arrest, charging him with conspiracy to knowingly and willfully export defense articles designated on the U.S. Munitions List, specifically Generation III night vision goggles, to Iran without approval from the U.S. State Department in violation of United States export control law.

Additional parties implicated in the case include Ms. Shirin Shahrabi, Mr. Shahkani, and Farideh Fahimi (allegedly an employee of Noor al Fath in Tehran).

Date Entered: 

May 11, 2009

Date Last Modified: 

May 11, 2009