BIS recently announced that it added eight parties to the BIS Entity List that are associated with an international procurement network supplying Iran with U.S. military aircraft components.

BIS added the following companies and individuals to the list: in France, Aerotechnic France SAS, Luc Teuly and Philippe Sanchez; in Iran, Hassan Seifi, Reza Seifi and Sabanican Company; and in the United Arab Emirates, Aletra General Trading and Syed Amir Ahmed Najfi.  These eight entities were added based on evidence that they have engaged in actions that could enhance the military capability of Iran, a country designated by the U.S. Secretary of State as having repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism.  These entities are also added because their overall conduct poses a risk of ongoing EAR violations. 

The additions of these eight companies to the Entity List is part of a coordinated U.S. Government enforcement action against this procurement network.  The Department of Justice announced that these same eight persons, and others, have been indicted in the Middle District of Georgia for their alleged roles in a conspiracy to illegally export military components for fighter jets and attack helicopters from the United States to Iran.