Tiandy Iran Brags About Intel Inside, Intel InvestigatingBy Charles Rollet, Published Dec 13, 2021, 08:01am EST (Info+)
Tiandy Iran openly bragged about how "the heart" of its K2000 server "is designed and manufactured by Intel" in an Instagram post, raising sanction violation concerns of US technology being sold to Iran.
Intel told IPVM "we are investigating the situation". Tiandy, an Intel OEM and technology partner which has won Intel awards, deleted the Instagram post shortly after we reached out but did not respond with any comment.
This comes after IPVM's report about Tiandy Iran selling to the Iran Revolutionary Guard, military, and police, including Intel-powered NVRs for the armed forces.
"The Heart Of This Device Is Designed And Manufactured By Intel"
This device is actually a monster. A monster that can manage up to two thousand channels for us
Through the protocols of the device, support all brands that have this certification. Of course, it can support many brands by their own proprietary protocols. Brands like Tiandy, Dahua, Hikvision, etc.
Of course, the features of this device do not end here. Stay tuned. The heart of this device is designed and manufactured by Intel. It can therefore perform a large number of operations simultaneously. [emphasis added]
The video can be viewed below - the remarks (in Farsi) are made at 1:11:
Tiandy Iran With Intel Inside Sold To Military
Clearly, with the Instagram video, Tiandy Iran is openly acknowledging its Intel-powered equipment and using this as a selling point.
US sanctions apply to non-US companies if they are sending US technology to Iran "directly or indirectly" per CFR § 560.205:
the reexportation [to Iran] from a third country, directly or indirectly, by a person other than a United States person, of any goods, technology, or services that have been exported from the United States is prohibited
However, there is an exception if the US good "constitutes less than 10 percent of the total value of the foreign-made product to be exported from a third country".
Intel told IPVM "we are investigating the situation" and reiterated its prior comments that "we have no knowledge of the allegations":
With respect to your questions below, we stand by our earlier comments and have no knowledge of the allegations raised in your correspondence from November and December. We are investigating the situation.
Tiandy No Response, Deletes
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