"On March 20, 2015, AAG Makina, a Turkish equipment manufacturer, settled one charge of aiding an unauthorized export to Iran with the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). According to the charge, in 2011, Satco Corporation, a Canadian company, ordered $47,334 worth of valve parts and a pressure transmitter, which were shipped from the United States to AAG Makina. The shipped goods were subject to the Export Administration Regulations. AAG Makina forwarded the items to two Iranian petrochemical companies without U.S. government authorization. The Turkish company agreed to pay a civil penalty of $23,000 without either admitting or denying the allegations." (Iran Watch, "Turkish Company in Procurement Ring Settles Charge of Illicit Export of Valve Parts to Iran," 3/21/2015).
"The U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) today added 36 companies and individuals to the Entity List…for engaging in actions contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. BIS's Office of Export Enforcement (OEE) conducted investigations that revealed the companies and individuals engaged in a series of actions involving illicit shipments of U.S-origin goods to Iran and prohibited end-users in China…The second group of entities (Saeed Talebi, Satco, Satco Corporation, Satco GmbH, Kadin Satco FZE, AAG Makina, and Murat Peker) operated as parts of a procurement ring coordinating the sale and supply of items to Iran in violation of OFAC regulations and the EAR. Saeed Talebi purchased items from U.S. companies and shipped them to Iran via Germany and Turkey. Talebi established businesses in the U.A.E., Germany, and Canada to facilitate his scheme. Murat Peker, an employee of AAG Makina in Turkey, worked with Talebi to facilitate shipments by providing false information to the U.S. Government concerning the final destination of the shipments." (Bureau of Industry and Security, "Bureau of Industry and Security Adds 36 Parties to Entity List for Actions Involving Illegal Shipments of Goods to Iran and China," 12/12/13)