When Karimi was interviewed by FBI agents and others earlier this month, the indictment says, he falsely stated that he believed that international sanctions against Iran did not apply to Iranian companies or persons.
The article also mentions the project was in Venezuela which I guess is also subject to sanctions.
My questions is if countries that are subject to sanctions e.g. Iran, Venezuela, North Korea etc. doing business with each other is that also against the sanctions or the sanctions must involve both non-sanctioned and sanctioned countries?