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13 Jul 2012, 7:44 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The New York Times on July 12, 2012 released the following: "By BENJAMIN WEISER An Iranian man has been charged in Manhattan with conspiring to violate the Iranian trade embargo and to commit money laundering in a scheme to ship American industrial goods to Iran for use by petrochemical companies there, the United States attorney's office said Thursday. The defendant, Saeed Talebi, 40, was arrested at Kennedy International Airport as he arrived in the United States on Wednesday; if convicted, he… [read post]
18 May 2012, 7:58 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
Export Law Blog on May 17, 2012 released the following: By Clif Burns "On May 15, Ulrich Davis, a citizen and resident of the Netherlands, was sentenced to six months in prison and a $2,000 fine. He was charged with violating a Temporary Denial Order issued by the Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS"). The TDO in question was issued on October 1, 2007, against Aviation Services International, B.V., in the Netherlands, as well as affiliated and related individuals and entities in the Netherlands.… [read post]
6 Feb 2010, 6:21 am by Nazanin Boniadi
The first charter on human rights was authored by Cyrus the Great over 2500 years ago. As Iranians we are heirs to a proud tradition of human rights and tolerance. Sadly, the Iranian authorities have not lived up to this legacy, as can be seen by the mock trials, false imprisonments, torture, child executions, and lack of equality for women in Iran today. For the past 30 years the Iranian government has barred Amnesty International from entering the country, affording us no… [read post]
17 Jul 2012, 8:31 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
RTT News on July 12, 2012 released the following: “(RTTNews) – The U.S. Treasury Department announced Thursday it is sanctioning a number of companies and individuals tied to weapons proliferation in Iran or circumvention of existing sanctions on the Iranian regime. “Iran today is under intense, multilateral sanctions pressure, and we will continue to ratchet up the pressure so long as Iran refuses to address the international community’s well-founded concerns about its nuclear program,”… [read post]
7 Aug 2012, 1:33 pm by McNabb Associates, P.C.
Bloomberg on August 7, 2012 released the following: “By Craig Torres Federal Reserve Board spokeswoman Barbara Hagenbaugh said the central bank is working with prosecutors and the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control “on matters involving Iran and other sanctioned entities.” “We cannot comment on ongoing investigations,” Hagenbaugh said by telephone. Hagenbaugh was responding to a query about accusations that Standard Chartered Plc violated U.S. money- laundering laws over… [read post]
18 May 2012, 8:26 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The New York Times on May 18, 2012 released the following: “By REUTERS Senate Republicans blocked legislation for new economic sanctions on Iran’s oil sector on Thursday, saying they needed more time to study the bill, a surprise move that drew anger from Democrats who wanted approval ahead of nuclear talks next week. Senators from both parties said they still expected that the sanctions would pass, although the timeline was not immediately clear. The sanctions are meant to shut down any… [read post]
15 Jun 2009, 10:01 am by Zahir Janmohamed
This weekend, the streets of Tehran erupted in violent protests against Friday’s presidential election results declaring incumbent Mahmoud Ahmedinejad the winner. Here’s a firsthand look at Iran’s worst unrest in 10 years: For more photographs of the protests, click here. Samah Choudhury contributed to this post [read post]
23 May 2012, 7:59 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
Bloomberg Business Week on May 22, 2012 released the following: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS “By MEG KINNARD The president of a North Charleston company has been arrested and charged with illegally exporting goods to Iran and lying to agents about his trade practices, according to federal prosecutors. Markos Baghdasarian was arrested Saturday at Atlanta’s main airport before he could board a flight to the United Arab Emirates. That’s where, according to federal authorities, Baghdasarian… [read post]
17 Jul 2013, 7:32 am by Lu-Enstad
The Islamic Republic of Iran became the 148th contracting state of the Patent Cooperation Treaty this month, depositing its instrument of ratification on July 4th, 2013. As with all new PCT members, Iran will be bound by the PCT three … Continue reading → [read post]
28 Jul 2009, 3:14 pm by Zahir Janmohamed
The Iranian authorities have announced they have released 140 prisoners from Evin Prison in northern Tehran, reports Reuters. Parliament official Kazem Jalali says that 150 prisoners, arrested during the uprising after the June 12th Presidential election, still remain behind bars. Ayatollah Khamenei has also ordered the closure of a detainment center in Kahrizak after it failed to “preserve the rights of detainees”. Whether the prisoners in that prison were released or… [read post]
4 Jun 2009, 12:20 pm by Zahir Janmohamed
Last night turned into a fiery exchange of words during the second of several debates lined up ahead of next week’s presidential election. While there currently no English translations available on YouTube of the debates, CCTV has a couple of clips up here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ythBumOAtZ0 Former Prime Minister Mir Hussein Musavi and incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad traded barbs on issues ranging from the economy to nuclear power to Ahmadinejad’s inflammatory comments… [read post]
17 Dec 2010, 9:34 am by Sergio Stone
The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has released the previously confidently Owen Report on British Policy on Iran 1974-1978. This report covers the fall of the Shah and the rise of the Islamic Republic. http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/who-we-are/our-history/historical-publications/documents-british-policy/british-policy-on-iran-1974-1978 From the description: The Islamic Revolution in Iran represented a seismic shift in the internal and geopolitical orientation of a [...] [read post]
2 May 2012, 2:09 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
U.S. Department of the Treasury on May 1, 2012 released the following: “WASHINGTON – Today the President signed an Executive Order (E.O.), “Prohibiting Certain Transactions with and Suspending Entry into the United States of Foreign Sanctions Evaders with Respect to Iran and Syria,” providing the U.S. Treasury Department with a new authority to tighten further the U.S. sanctions on Iran and Syria. This E.O. targets foreign individuals and entities that have violated, attempted to violate,… [read post]
15 Jun 2009, 11:57 am by Zahir Janmohamed
Iran went to the polls on Friday, June 12th, to vote in its highly anticipated and closely watched Presidential election. Within hours, and with 2/3 of the votes counted, incumbent Mahmoud Ahmedinejad was declared the victor by state media– a declaration that sparked this weekend’s ongoing violent protests. For more information on what exactly happened and is continuing to happen in Iran, take a look at the following articles and blogs for some excellent commentary: Juan Cole… [read post]
16 Jun 2009, 12:46 pm by Zahir Janmohamed
8 more people were killed during Monday’s protests against Mahmoud Ahmedinejad’s electoral victory in Tehran. Rallies in support of Musavi nonetheless continued on today, with more people than yesterday, according to witnesses. Numbers cannot be confirmed as all foreign media have been barred from entering the city. Protesters have persistently been updating the world on Twitter and on YouTube, though. While yesterday’s rallies came to a bloody end, today’s was relatively… [read post]
17 May 2013, 10:33 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury on May 17, 2013 released the following: “Action Follows a Verified Change of Behavior from the Elaf Islamic Bank WASHINGTON – The Department of the Treasury today lifted sanctions against the Elaf Islamic Bank in Iraq following the bank’s significant and demonstrated change in behavior. On July 31, 2012 the Treasury Department imposed sanctions under the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (CISADA), against… [read post]
10 May 2013, 11:56 am by McNabb Associates, P.C.
The New York Times on May 9, 2013 released the following: By RICK GLADSTONE “The United States on Thursday expanded its roster of those violating Iran sanctions, blacklisting four Iranian companies and one individual suspected of helping the country enrich nuclear fuel. It also singled out two other companies, including a Venezuelan-Iranian bank, accused of helping Iran evade other Western-imposed prohibitions on oil sales and financial dealings. The penalties announced by the Treasury and… [read post]
15 Jun 2009, 11:59 am by Zahir Janmohamed
Since Friday’s Presidential election, the Iranian government has blocked access to several social networking sites, such as Facebook, and cut off cell phone services. But updates have continued to stream in from Iran via Twitter. While these updates are only 140 characters or less– they are certainly packing a punch. Recent tweets read: “Demo spread from Azadi sq, to streets and hwys around it. Cars honking horns, smaller groups marching. False hopes?” “Dispersed fights in… [read post]
17 Jun 2009, 1:16 pm by Zahir Janmohamed
June 19 Update: Any soccer players that were seen wearing the green wristbands have been suspended for “government interference”. The Iranian soccer team was seen clad with green wristbands during their World Cup qualifying match against South Korea. Green is the signature color of the mass Iranian movement for former presidential candidate Mir Hussein Musavi. Daily protests against the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, numbering in the tens of thousands, have become virtual… [read post]
5 Aug 2009, 11:48 am by Elise Auerbach
We’re happy to bring you some good news in the case of lawyer and human rights activist Shadi Sadr. We’ve all watched with dismay during that last 2 months as Iran has cracked down on hundreds of thousands of people who have poured into the streets to protest the contested results of June’s presidential election. Behind the scenes, Iranian authorities have conducted a campaign to silence dissident voices — like human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani — through arbitrary… [read post]