Iranian to Be Charged in U.S. for Exporting Military Sensitive Items to Iran

(The Hill) Justine Coleman - Merdad Ansari, 38, an Iranian citizen and a resident of the UAE, arrived in San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday to face federal charges in connection with a scheme to give "military sensitive items" to Iran between 2007 and 2011 in violation of the Iranian trade embargo. Ansari and his co-defendant, Mehrdad Foomanie, who remains a fugitive, were charged in June 2012 for selling or attempting to sell "dual-use" parts that could be used for nuclear weapons, missile guidance and development, secure tactical radio communications, offensive electronic warfare, military electronic counter measures and radar warning and surveillance systems.

2020-03-18 00:00:00

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