Allegedly engaged in the business of buying and selling electronic components; according to the U.S. Department of Justice, involved in conspiracies to illegally export, to prohibited entities and to Iran, numerous U.S.-manufactured commodities with potential military applications, including use as components in the construction of improvised explosive devices (IED) similar to those being used in Iraq and Afghanistan; effective September 22, 2008, added to the U.S. Entity List due to actions contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States, and no export or re-export 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); on September 11, 2008, indicted by a U.S. federal grand jury for allegedly participating in a conspiracy to export U.S.-manufactured electronic components and other commodities to prohibited entities and to Iran via the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Malaysia, England, Germany, and Singapore in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and United States Iran Embargo.
Additional parties indicted Ali Akbar Yahya (Atlinx managing director), F.N. Yaghmaei, Mayrow General Trading, Micatic General Trading, Majidco Micro Electronics, Al-Faris, Neda Industrial Group, Bahman Ghandi, Farshid Gillardian, Kaam Chee Mun, Djamshid Nezhad, Ahmad Rahzad, Majid Seif, Eco Biochem SDN BHD, and Vast Solution SDN BHD.
A commercial directory lists F.N. Yaghmaie as a contact person for Atlinx; Mayrow, Majidco, Al-Faris and Micatic used the same address as Atlinx, in Dubai, UAE.
Source: / Iranwatch /