Iranian National Convicted in Conspiracy to Smuggle Nuclear Tech to Tehran

Posted on November 8, 2018 10:55 am

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An Iranian citizen pleaded guilty on Wednesday to federal charges he sought to smuggle nuclear technology to Tehran as part of a larger conspiracy to illicitly aid the Islamic Republic’s contested nuclear program, according to the Department of Justice.

Arash Sepehri, a 38-year-old Iranian citizen, offered a guilty plea yesterday in a U.S. district count for “his role in a conspiracy to cause the export of controlled goods and technology to Iran, in violation of U.S. Department of Commerce and military controls, as well as in contravention of sanctions imposed against Iran,” according to information provided by the Trump administration,