Man Charged With Smuggling Weapons Materials To Iran

Law360, New York (February 1, 2011, 6:39 PM EST) -- U.S. prosecutors have indicted an Iranian national who allegedly exported specialized metals and other goods from the U.S. through Turkey, possibly for use in Iran's ballistic missile program.

Milad Jafari, a 36-year-old citizen and resident of Iran, was hit with 11 charges in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia — a count of conspiracy to illegally export materials, five counts of illegal export and attempted illegal export to Iran and five smuggling charges, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Jafari's smuggling provided “direct support” for Iran's...
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