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Iranian Charged With Illegal Nuclear Shipments Via China

An Iranian and a Chinese resident were charged with conspiring to sell uranium and cobalt to Iran, and successfully shipping lathes and alloy wire, using a Chinese company to evade U.S. export controls.

Parviz Khaki, 43, an Iranian citizen arrested in the Philippines in May, and Zongcheng Yi, who prosecutors called a “purported” managing director of Monalila Co. in Guangzhou City, China, allegedly tried to ship a specialty steel, aluminum alloy rods, mass spectrometers, radioactive chemicals and other products from the U.S. to Iran in violation of a U.S. embargo.