July 13th, 2012
08:44 PM ET

Two men indicted for attempting to supply Iran with nuclear materials

Two men have been indicted on charges of trying to obtain nuclear materials from the U.S. and exporting them to Iran.
Intelligence Correspondent Suzanne Kelly reports.

 2 indicted for allegedly trying to supply Iran with nuclear-related materials

A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia has indicted two people for their alleged attempts to supply Iran with U.S. materials for gas centrifuges to enrich uranium, the Justice Department said Friday.

The indictment charges Parviz Khaki, an Iranian citizen, and Zongcheng Yi, a resident of China, each with one count of conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) by conspiring to export the goods without the required license.

Both also face one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, two counts of smuggling, two counts of illegally exporting U.S. goods to Iran in violation of IEEPA and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, the Justice Department said.

The indictment also accuses Khaki of seeking to obtain for customers in Iran radioactive source materials from the United States.


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