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The Region : Encino Pair Indicted in Iran Arms Deal

A former Encino man and his wife were indicted by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles for shipping U. S. military radio parts to Iran and attempting to buy millions of dollars worth of military hardware, including rockets, bombs and parts for jets and tanks. Hassan Kangarloo, 27, was arrested Sunday as he attempted to enter the United States from Canada at Blaine, Wash. He was being held without bail pending hearings today to confirm his identity, said Assistant U. S. Atty. Jeffrey Modisett. Also named in the indictment but not yet in custody was Kangarloo’s wife, Azedeh Zareh, 24, of Woodland Hills. The indictment accuses Kangarloo and Zareh of conspiracy and violations of the Arms Export Control Act that limits military shipments to unfriendly nations. Named as unindicted co-conspirators were an Iranian military unit and a Simi Valley firm, Comspec, which was accused of supplying $100,000 in radio equipment shipped to Iran via England, Modisett said.


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