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 two-year, nine-month suspended prison sentence; reportedly worked as an apprentice at wholesaler Bekasar Industrietechnik GmbH in Halle, Germany; in 2011, facilitated the export of 51 German-made valves from Bekasar, via Turkey, to Iran’s Modern Industries Technique Company (MITEC), which was responsible for the design and construction of, 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 Gholamali Kazemi, Hamid Khouran, and Rudolf Mayer; son of Gholamali Kazemi; 26 years old as of November 2013.

Source » Iranwatch