|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
BUREAU OF INDUSTRY AND SECURITY
| Thursday, July 17, 2008
WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has modified its June 6 Temporary Denial Order (TDO) involving Ankair to cover all exports or re-exports of items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). BIS increased the scope of the TDO based on evidence that Ankair has violated the TDO and engaged in and/or is about to engage in or attempt further violations of the EAR involving the re-export of additional U.S. origin aircraft to Iran without U.S. Government authorization.
On June 6, 2008, BIS issued an Order, temporarily denying the export privileges for 180 days of Galaxy Aviation Trade Company Ltd., Hooshang Seddigh, Hamid Shakeri Hendi, Hossein Jahan Peyma (Galaxy's shareholders), and Iran Air. The temporary denial order ("TDO") also denied certain export privileges of Ankair, specifically, any transactions involving Boeing 747 cargo aircraft, manufacturer serial number 24134, tail number TC-AKZ. The Order was issued based on evidence that the Respondents were attempting to re-export the U.S. origin Boeing 747 from Turkey to Iran without U.S. Government authorization.
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