A citizen and resident of Iran; added to the U.S. Entity List, effective January 13, 2010, due to actions contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States, and no export, re-export, or transfer (in-country) involving this entity and any item subject to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR) is permitted without a license from the U.S. Commerce Department, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS); charged in a 15-count U.S. federal indictment, on April 7, 2009, along with Majid Kakavand, Alex Ramzi, and Evertop Services Snd Bhd, of which Ghasemi was a director between January 2006 and April 2009, with running an international procurement network responsible for the alleged purchase and illegal export of thousands of U.S.-origin military and commercial goods to Iran via Malaysia; allegedly established Evertop Services in Malaysia, along with Kakavand, for the purpose of obtaining U.S. and European goods for export to customers in Iran.
Principal customers allegedly included Iran Electronics Industry (IEI) and Iran Communication Industries (ICI), military entities previously designated by the United States for their involvement with Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs; Farazeh Tajhiz Gostar in Iran was another alleged recipient; all together, allegedly sent more than 30 shipments of U.S. goods to Iran, valued at over $1,187,212.00 US and consisting of resistors, capacitors, pressure sensors, Radiall connectors, inductors, electrical spectrometers, spectrographs, 1 LPSR-300 Spectro Reflectometer, and 1 Solar Absorptance Reference Puck Option
Shares an address with Evertop Services Sdn Bhd, Alex Ramzi, and Majid Kakavand.
Source: / Iranwatch /