|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
BUREAU OF INDUSTRY AND SECURITY
| Friday, September 11th, 2009
Office of Public Affairs
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has renewed a Temporary Denial Order (TDO) suspending the export privileges of Mahan Airways. Under the Denial Order, Mahan Airways may not directly or indirectly participate in or benefit in any way from any transaction subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for 180 days. It is also a violation of the EAR for any person to participate in a transaction subject to the EAR involving a denied party.
Evidence obtained by BIS shows that Mahan Airways continues to disregard U.S. export controls. BIS evidence also shows that Mahan Airways has violated the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the TDO involving re-exports to Iran of U.S. origin aircraft and that such violations have been significant, deliberate and covert, and there is a likelihood of future violations.
The denial order extension does not cover Balli Group PLC, Balli Aviation, Balli Holdings, Vahid Alaghband, Hassan Alaghband, Blue Sky One Ltd., Blue Sky Two Ltd., Blue Sky Three Ltd., Blue Sky Four Ltd., Blue Sky Five Ltd., Blue Sky Six Ltd, Blue Airways, and Blue Airways FZE which were named in the original order.
BIS controls exports and re-exports of dual-use commodities, technology and software for reasons of national security, missile technology, nuclear non-proliferation, chemical and biological non-proliferation, crime control, regional stability and anti-terrorism. Criminal and administrative sanctions can be imposed for violations of the Export Administration Regulations. For more information, please visit http://www.bis.doc.gov.