Well, just Damn!! What is to stop the Iranians from adulterating the anti-venom so it doesn’t work? What quality controls do we have to ensure the venom is what it is supposed to be? Talk about feeding the hand that bites you - literally and figuratively. Amazing.
OFAC = Office of Foreign Assets Control, an arm of the US Treasury Department. This was not made clear in the article.
After posting my comment above (before reading the entire article), my concern still holds. This guy and his lab could be forced to make a bad batch of anti-venom that was destined for US troops. Probably not likely to happen, but not out of the realm of possibility. Even so, why can not the US purchase snakes or milked venom from the Afghanis and make it ourself? Probably would cost more too.
The desire to sell it to other customers.