Iranian Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Illegally Exporting Nuclear Materials to Iran

WashingtonFreeBeacon: An Iranian man convicted of exporting sensitive nuclear-related materials to Iran has been sentenced to 46 months in prison, according to an announcement from the Justice Department.

Behzad Pourghannad was dealt the prison sentence on Thursday for his role in a conspiracy to illicitly export to Irancarbon fiber, a restricted and controlled material that has applications in military and aerospace technologies.

The sentence reflects the Trump administration’s commitment to preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon and the materials necessary to bolster its program.

Pourghannad arranged a scheme to obfuscate the export of these materials to Iran, which is prohibited under U.S. sanctions meant to stop Tehran from obtaining sensitive materials that could be used in its nuclear and military programs. The defendants fooled a U.S. manufacturer of carbon fiber by making it appear as if the materials were not destined for Iran. After channeling the material through a complex network of companies based in Europe and the Middle East, Pourghannad and his associates worked to ensure the carbon fiber ultimately ended up in Iran. read more

10 Comments on Iranian Man Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Illegally Exporting Nuclear Materials to Iran

  1. 46 months sounds a lot longer than saying 3.9 years

    like those parents that say their kids are 46 months old …

  2. He’s Iranian – so he ain’t a “traitor.”
    Simple spook.

    Used to shoot them – now we give em free room and board – our spooks musta been crying in their beer over him getting caught and convinced (or pressured) some “judge” for leniency so that the spooks could, supposedly, “debrief” him.

    Probably keep him at some swank hotel like they did the Walker brothers for the first years of their incarceration (so I heard from some guys who knew some other guys who overheard it in a bar somewhere where everybody was drunk).

    Most likely the same “judge” who signed off on the FISA warrant …

    izlamo delenda est …


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