A German-Iranian businessman convicted by the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg in 2013 for violating Germany’s Foreign Trade Act and War Weapons Control Act in connection with the export of valves to Iran. Received a four-year prison sentence and a fine of 250,000 Euros. In 2011, facilitated the export of 51 German-made valves from wholesaler Bekasar Industrietechnik GmbH in Halle, Germany, via Turkey, to Iran’s Modern Industries Technique Company (MITEC), which was responsible for the design, construction, and procurement for the IR-40 heavy water reactor at Arak. In 2010 and 2011, was reportedly involved in the export of hundreds of valves that were manufactured in India by Bell-o-Seal, and which met the material and design standards necessary for use in a heavy water reactor, to MITEC, via Turkey.
Acted as part of a procurement network for Iran’s nuclear program that was led by Hossein Tanideh and also included Kianzad Kazemi, Hamid Khouran, and Rudolf Mayer; father of Kianzad Kazemi; 71 years old as of November 2013.
Also Known As:
Nuclear Weapon Program
Missile Weapon Program
Poppenbuettel, Hamburg, Germany
Reason for the color:
» Arrested and received a four-year prison sentence and a fine of 250,000 Euros;