The United States’ “maximum pressure” campaign continues against Iran’s regime for its non-compliance with the 2015 Iran nuclear deal with world powers and its malign activities.
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— Bob Blackman (@BobBlackman) October 19, 2019
Since the sanctions started, the Iranian regime has used its network abroad to circumvent and violate sanctions.
On September 24, a U.S. judge sentenced another Iranian regime’s smuggler, previously arrested in Australia, for conspiring to facilitate the illegal export of technology to Iran.
Demers and U.S. Attorney Erica H. MacDonald for the District of Minnesota announced the sentencing of Negar Ghodskani, 40, to 27 months in prison for facilitating the illegal export of controlled technology from the United States to Iran.
Ghodskani, based in Tehran, flouted US sanctions on Iran’s regime via purchasing US electronics components and products for her company from 2008 until 2011. In 2009 Ghodskani moved to Malaysia to work and falsely represented herself as an employee at Green Wave, while operating a front company for Fanavar Moj Khavar (Fana Moj), an Iran-based company that specializes in both broadcast communications, microwave communications as well as in the production of digital video broadcasting equipment, and continued to thwart unlawfully international sanctions by sourcing sensitive items needed by her employer.