May 18, 1995 |
Poland has agreed to stop selling military equipment to Iran but will honor an existing contract for tanks, starting with a shipment of about 100 Soviet-designed T-72s, Clinton Administration officials said Wednesday. Although the U.S. government failed to block the tank deal, State Department spokesman Nicholas Burns said the Administration was "pleased by . . . the decision by the Polish government to close out this particular contract . . . and then to refrain from all future sales."
September 13, 1991 |
The owner of a Newport Beach firm and a company manager were indicted Thursday on charges of illegally exporting to Iran electronic testing and measuring equipment that could be used to develop missile guidance systems and nuclear weapons. Reza (Ray) Amiri, 43, an Iranian national and owner of Ray Amiri Computer Consultants, and Mohammed (Don) Danesh, 55, the firm's operations manager, were charged in a 17-count indictment in federal court in Los Angeles. The men were arrested Aug.
May 8, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation Wednesday that would sharply toughen U.S. economic sanctions on Iran despite administration calls for Congress to delay penalties that could disrupt diplomacy aimed at resolving the dispute over Iran's nuclear program. Advocates say the Senate proposal could, at least in theory, block Iran from accessing about one-third of the foreign exchange reserves it relies on to pay for government programs, to finance trade and to prop up its currency.
November 26, 1986 |
Here is a chronology of significant events leading up to the disclosure Tuesday that some proceeds from the sale of U.S. arms to Iran were diverted to the rebels fighting the Marxist Sandinista government of Nicaragua: Nov. 4, 1979--Militants storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and hold 52 Americans hostage for the next 14 months, triggering a U.S. embargo on the shipment of arms and spare parts to the regime of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
March 8, 1988 |
China's foreign minister told President Reagan today that his government is concerned about the Iran-Iraq War and supports an arms embargo against the Tehran regime, a White House spokesman said. Presidential spokesman Marlin Fitzwater said the Administration also accepts China's declaration that it no longer is selling Silkworm missiles to Iran, although it remains a supplier of conventional arms.
November 21, 1991 |
The Bush Administration, convinced that Iran is trying to develop nuclear weapons, has called for a total embargo on the transfer of nuclear technology to the Tehran regime, the State Department's top Middle East expert said Wednesday. Assistant Secretary of State Edward P.