The US Treasury has imposed asset freezes on 14 individuals and 17 entities linked to Iran’s Organisation of Defensive Innovation and Research (SPND), pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13382, which targets the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction in Iran. SPND “provides support to designated Iranian defense entities and […] played a central role in the Iranian regime’s past nuclear weapons effort”. SPND subordinate groups and personnel are included on the designation list for a variety of activities, including “weapons systems, materials, and explosion research” and conducting “studies on nuclear terrorism”. For the full list of designations, see OFAC Notice and Treasury Press Release.
Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...See profile for Michael O'Kane >