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US Citizen charged for trying to send stuff to Iran…

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of New York FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFriday, January 14, 2022 U.S. Citizen Charged with Conspiring to Provide Electronic Equipment and Technology to the Government of Iran  Defendant Allegedly Conspired to Illegally Export U.S. Goods and Technology Without Required Export Licenses A criminal complaint […]

Sojitz (Hong Kong) employees cause US firms to violate Iranian sanctions, so OFAC causes them to open their wallets…

The fine: $5,228,298 for 60 voluntarily self-disclosed non-egregious violations of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR). The base penalty (1/2 of the transaction value, capped at $155,781 or the statutory maximum): $8,713,831… What Sojitz employees did From August 2016 through May 2018, certain Sojitz HK employees acting contrary to […]

FCDO statement on Iranian missile test launch

News story UK condemns Iran’s use of ballistic missiles: FCDO statement English العربيَّة The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office has condemned Iran’s use of ballistic missiles in a test launch conducted today.From:Foreign, Commonwealth & Development OfficePublished24 December 2021 An FCDO spokesperson said: We condemn Iran’s use of ballistic missiles in […]

US Seizes Iranian arms headed for Yemen

Illegal Iranian Flow of Weapons to Yemen PRESS STATEMENT NED PRICE, DEPARTMENT SPOKESPERSON DECEMBER 23, 2021Share On December 20, the United States Navy 5th Fleet seized upwards of 1,400 AK-47 assault rifles and 226,600 rounds of ammunition from a vessel originating from Iran. This ship was on a route historically used to illegally smuggle weapons to the Houthis in Yemen. The smuggling of arms from Iran to the Houthis represents a flagrant violation of the UN targeted arms embargo and is yet […]

OFAC updates – Hong Kong, Counter Terrorism, Iran updates, Global Magnitsky removals

Today, OFAC removed the following two Global Magnitsky listings: NAUTIKACENTAR D. O. O. (a.k.a. NAUTIKACENTAR DRUSTVO S OGRANICENOM ODGOVORNOSCU ZA DJELATNOST MARINA, TRGOVINU I USLUGE), Zdravka Kucica 43, Rijeka 51000, Croatia; Organization Established Date 01 Jan 2000; V.A.T. Number HR12533377925 (Croatia) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: VESELINOVIC, Zharko Jovan). NAUTIKACENTAR DRUSTVO S […]

Today at OFAC: Global Magnitsky, Iran (including CAATSA-Iran), Syria

Today, OFAC designated the following people: AZAMI, Seyed Reza Mousavi (Arabic: سید رضا موسوی اعظمی), Iran; nationality Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male (individual) [IRAN-HR] (Linked To: SPECIAL UNITS OF IRAN’S LAW ENFORCEMENT FORCES). EBRAHIMI, Mohsen (Arabic: محسن ابراهیمی), Iran; DOB 1961; alt. DOB 1962; […]

OFAC drones on with Iran, NPWMD and counter-terror designations (and 1 update)

OFAC has added the following persons: ABOUTALEBI, Yousef (Arabic: یوسف ابو طالبی) (a.k.a. ABU-TALEBI, Yousef; a.k.a. ABUTALEBI, Yusef; a.k.a. ABU-TALEBI, Yusif), Iran; DOB 29 May 1983; nationality Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; National ID No. 0384284094 (Iran) (individual) [NPWMD] [IFSR] (Linked To: ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY […]