U.S. Military Technology Being Exported Illegally ot Iran
- Congressional Affairs
- Defense, DHS, Nonproliferation and Arms
- Near East and South Asia
- Transnational Threats
Pentagon investigators thought they had discovered a major shipment of contraband when they intercepted parts for F-14 Tomcat warplanes headed to Iran, via FedEx, from Southern California. Under U.S. sanctions since its 1979 revolution, Tehran had been trying for years to illegally obtain spare parts for the fighters, which are used only in Iran.