For Immediate Release: December 30, 2003
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The U.S. Department of Commerce today announced that Mahmoud Haghsheno Kashani (also known as Mike Kashani), acting as an officer of Zimex, Inc. in Ontario, Canada, agreed to a 5-year denial of export privileges to settle charges that he attempted to export U.S.-origin parts to Iran in violation of U.S. export control laws.
The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) alleged that Kashani violated the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by attempting to export replacement parts for multiple gas analyzers to Iran through Germany and Saudi Arabia. These parts were subject to the EAR and to the Iranian Transactions Regulations.
Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement Julie L. Myers commended the efforts of Special Agent Jody Bankins of BIS’s field office in Washington, D.C. for his investigation of this case.