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Consolidated text: Council Common Position 2007/140/CFSP of 27 February 2007 concerning restrictive measures against Iran

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COUNCIL COMMON POSITION 2007/140/CFSP

of 27 February 2007

concerning restrictive measures against Iran

(OJ L 061, 28.2.2007, p.49)

Amended by:

 

 

Official Journal

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date

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COUNCIL COMMON POSITION 2007/246/CFSP of 23 April 2007

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COUNCIL COMMON POSITION 2008/479/CFSP of 23 June 2008

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COUNCIL COMMON POSITION 2007/140/CFSP

of 27 February 2007

concerning restrictive measures against Iran



THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 15 thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

On 23 December 2006, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1737 (2006) (UNSCR 1737 (2006)), urging Iran to suspend without further delay some proliferation sensitive nuclear activities and introducing certain restrictive measures against Iran.

(2)

On 22 January 2007, the Council of the European Union welcomed the measures contained in UNSCR 1737 (2006) and called on all countries to implement them in full and without delay.

(3)

UNSCR 1737 (2006) prohibits the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer to Iran of items, materials, equipment, goods and technology which could contribute to Iran's enrichment-related, reprocessing or heavy water-related activities, or to the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems. These items, materials, equipment, goods and technology are contained in the Nuclear Suppliers Group and Missile Technology Control Regime lists.

(4)

UNSCR 1737 (2006) also prohibits the provision of technical assistance or training, financial assistance, investment, brokering or other services in relation to items subject to the export prohibition. The Council considers it appropriate to extend this prohibition to all items contained in the Nuclear Suppliers Group and the Missile Technology Control Regime lists and considers that these prohibitions should also cover financing.

(5)

UNSCR 1737 (2006) provides that the export of certain further items should also be prohibited if it is determined that they would contribute to enrichment- related, reprocessing or heavy water-related activities, or to the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems, or to activities about which the IAEA has expressed concerns; the export of such items should therefore be subject to authorisation by the competent authorities of the Member States.

(6)

UNSCR 1737 (2006) also prohibits the procurement from Iran of the items covered by the above mentioned export prohibition.

(7)

UNSCR 1737 (2006) calls upon Member States to exercise vigilance regarding the entry into, or transit through, their territories of persons engaged in, directly associated with, or providing support for, Iran's proliferation sensitive nuclear activities or for the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems, as designated in the Annex to UNSCR 1737 (2006) and of additional persons designated by the Security Council or the Committee established pursuant to paragraph 18 of UNSCR 1737 (2006) (‘the Committee’).

(8)

In line with the Council conclusions of 22 January 2007 and with the objectives of UNSCR 1737 (2006), restrictions on admission should be applied in respect of the persons designated by the Security Council or the Committee, as well as of additional persons, using the same criteria as those applied by the Security Council or the Committee to identify the persons concerned.

(9)

UNSCR 1737 (2006) furthermore imposes a freezing of funds, other financial assets and economic resources, belonging to, owned, held or controlled, directly or indirectly, by the persons or entities designated by the Security Council or by the Committee as being engaged in, directly associated with, or providing support for, Iran's proliferation sensitive nuclear activities or the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems, or by persons or entities acting on their behalf or at their direction, or by entities owned or controlled by them, including through illicit means; it also imposes an obligation that no funds, financial assets or economic resources be made available to, or for the benefit of, such persons or entities.

(10)

In line with the Council conclusions of 22 January 2007 and in order to fulfil the objectives of UNSCR 1737 (2006), the freezing referred to in recital 9 should also be applicable to additional persons and entities, as determined by the Council using the same criteria as those applied by the Security Council or the Committee to identify the persons or entities concerned.

(11)

UNSCR 1737 (2006) calls upon all States to exercise vigilance and prevent specialised teaching or training of Iranian nationals of disciplines which would contribute to Iran's nuclear proliferation sensitive activities and development of nuclear weapon delivery systems.

(12)

Action by the Community is needed in order to implement certain measures,

HAS ADOPTED THIS COMMON POSITION:



Article 1

1.  The direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer of the following items, materials, equipment, goods and technology, including software, to, or for the use in, or benefit of, Iran, by nationals of Member States or through the territories of Member States, or using their flag vessels or aircraft, shall be prohibited whether originating or not in their territories:

(a) items, materials, equipment, goods and technology contained in the Nuclear Suppliers Group and Missile Technology Control Regime lists;

(b) any additional items, materials, equipment, goods and technology, determined by the Security Council or the Committee, which could contribute to enrichment-related, reprocessing or heavy water-related activities, or to the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems;

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(c) arms and related materiel of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment and spare parts for the aforementioned. This prohibition shall not apply to non-combat vehicles which have been manufactured or fitted with materials to provide ballistic protection, intended solely for protective use of personnel of the EU and its Member States in Iran.

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2.  It shall also be prohibited to:

(a) provide technical assistance or training, investment, or brokering services related to items, materials, equipment, goods and technology set out in paragraph 1 and to the provision, manufacture, maintenance and use of these items, materials, equipment, goods and technology, directly or indirectly to any person, entity or body in, or for use in Iran;

(b) provide financing or financial assistance related to items and technologies referred to in paragraph 1, including in particular grants, loans and export credit insurance, for any sale, supply, transfer or export of these items and technologies, or for the provision of related technical training, services or assistance, directly or indirectly to any person, entity or body in, or for use in, Iran;

(c) participate, knowingly or intentionally, in activities the object or effect of which is to circumvent the prohibition referred to in points (a) and (b).

3.  The procurement by nationals of Member States, or using their flagged vessels or aircraft, of the items, materials, equipment, goods and technology referred to in paragraph 1 from Iran shall be prohibited, whether or not originating in the territory of Iran.

Article 2

1.  The direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer to, or for the use in, or benefit of, Iran, by nationals of Member States or through the territories of Member States, or using their flag vessels or aircraft, of items, materials, equipment, goods and technology, including software, not covered by Article 1, that could contribute to enrichment-related, reprocessing or heavy water-related activities, to the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems or to the pursuit of activities related to other topics about which the IAEA has expressed concerns or identified as outstanding, shall be subject to authorisation on a case-by-case basis by the competent authorities of the exporting Member State. The European Community shall take the necessary measures in order to determine the relevant items to be covered by this provision.

2.  The provision of:

(a) technical assistance or training, investment, or brokering services related to items, materials, equipment, goods and technology set out in paragraph 1 and to the provision, manufacture, maintenance and use of these items, directly or indirectly, to any person, entity or body in, or for use in, Iran;

(b) financing or financial assistance related to items and technologies referred to in paragraph 1, including in particular grants, loans and export credit insurance, for any sale, supply, transfer or export of these items, or for the provision of related technical training, services or assistance, directly or indirectly to any person, entity or body in, or for use in, Iran;

shall also be subject to an authorisation of the competent authority of the exporting Member State.

3.  The competent authorities of the Member States shall not grant any authorisation for any supply, sale or transfer of the items, materials, equipment, goods and technology referred to in paragraph 1 if they determine that the sale, supply, transfer or export concerned or the provision of the service concerned would contribute to the activities referred to in paragraph 1.

Article 3

The measures imposed by Article 1(1) and (2) shall not apply where the Committee determines in advance and on a case-by-case basis that such supply, sale, transfer or provision of such items or assistance would clearly not contribute to the development of Iran's technologies in support of its proliferation sensitive nuclear activities and of development of nuclear weapon delivery systems, including where such items or assistance are for food, agricultural, medical or other humanitarian purposes, provided that:

(a) contracts for delivery of such items or assistance include appropriate end-user guarantees; and

(b) Iran has committed not to use such items in proliferation sensitive nuclear activities or for development of nuclear weapon delivery systems.

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Article 3a

Member States shall not enter into new commitments for grants, financial assistance and concessional loans to the Government of Iran, including through their participation in international financial institutions, except for humanitarian and developmental purposes.

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Article 4

1.  Member States shall take the necessary measures to prevent the entry into, or transit through, their territories of:

(a) persons listed in the Annex to UNSCR 1737 (2006) as well as of additional persons designated by the Security Council or by the Committee in accordance with paragraph 10 of UNSCR 1737 (2006). These persons are listed in Annex I;

(b) other persons not covered by Annex I that are engaged in, directly associated with, or providing support for, Iran's proliferation sensitive nuclear activities or for the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems, including through the involvement in procurement of the prohibited items, goods, equipment, materials and technology, as listed in Annex II.

2.  Paragraph 1 shall not oblige a Member State to refuse its own nationals entry into its territory.

3.  Paragraph 1 shall be without prejudice to cases where a Member State is bound by an obligation of international law, namely:

(i) as a host country of an international intergovernmental organisation;

(ii) as a host country to an international conference convened by, or under the auspices of, the United Nations;

(iii) under a multilateral agreement conferring privileges and immunities;

(iv) under the 1929 Treaty of Conciliation (Lateran pact) concluded by the Holy See (State of the Vatican City) and Italy.

4.  Paragraph 3 shall be considered as applying also in cases where a Member State is host country of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

5.  The Council shall be duly informed in all cases where a Member State grants an exemption pursuant to paragraph 3 or 4.

6.  Member States may grant exemptions from the measures imposed in paragraph 1 where they determine that travel is justified on the grounds of:

(i) urgent humanitarian need, including religious obligations,

(ii) the necessity to meet the objectives of UNSCR 1737 (2006), including where Article XV of the IAEA Statute is engaged,

(iii) attending intergovernmental meetings, including those promoted by the European Union, or hosted by a Member State holding the Chairmanship in office of the OSCE, where a political dialogue is conducted that directly promotes democracy, human rights and the rule of law in Iran.

7.  A Member State wishing to grant exemptions referred to in paragraph 6 shall notify the Council thereof in writing. The exemption shall be deemed to be granted unless one or more of the Council Members raises an objection in writing within two working days of receiving notification of the proposed exemption. Should one or more of the Council members raise an objection, the Council, acting by a qualified majority, may decide to grant the proposed exemption.

8.  In cases where, pursuant to paragraphs 3, 4 and 6, a Member State authorises the entry into, or transit through, its territory of persons listed in Annex I or II, the authorisation shall be limited to the purpose for which it is given and to the persons concerned thereby.

9.  Member States shall notify the Committee of the entry into, or transit through, their territories of the persons set out in Annex I, if an exemption has been granted.

Article 5

1.  All funds and economic resources which belong to, are owned, held or controlled, directly or indirectly, by:

(a) persons and entities designated in the Annex to UNSCR 1737 (2006) as well as those of additional persons and entities designated by the Security Council or by the Committee in accordance with Paragraph 12 of UNSCR 1737 (2006), such persons or entities being listed in Annex I,

(b) persons and entities not covered by Annex I that are engaged in, directly associated with, or providing support for, Iran's proliferation sensitive nuclear activities or for the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems, or persons or entities acting on their behalf or at their direction, or entities owned or controlled by them, including through illicit means, as listed in Annex II,

shall be frozen.

2.  No funds or economic resources shall be made available, directly or indirectly, to or for the benefit of persons and entities referred to in paragraph 1.

3.  Exemptions may be made for funds and economic resources which are:

(a) necessary to satisfy basic needs, including payment for foodstuffs, rent or mortgage, medicines and medical treatment, taxes, insurance premiums, and public utility charges;

(b) intended exclusively for payment of reasonable professional fees and reimbursement of incurred expenses associated with the provision of legal services;

(c) intended exclusively for payment of fees or service charges, in accordance with national laws, for routine holding or maintenance of frozen funds and economic resources,

after notification by the Member State concerned to the Committee of the intention to authorise, where appropriate, access to such funds and economic resources and in the absence of a negative decision by the Committee within five working days of such notification.

4.  Exemptions may also be made for funds and economic resources which are:

(a) necessary for extraordinary expenses, after notification by the Member State concerned to, and approval by, the Committee,

(b) the subject of a judicial, administrative or arbitral lien or judgement, in which case the funds and economic resources may be used to satisfy that lien or judgement provided that the lien or judgement was entered before the date of UNSCR 1737 (2006), and is not for the benefit of a person or entity referred to in paragraph 1, after notification by the Member State concerned to the Committee.

5.  Paragraph 2 shall not apply to the addition to frozen accounts of:

(a) interest or other earnings on those accounts; or

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(b) payments to frozen accounts due under contracts, agreements or obligations that were concluded or arose before the date on which those accounts became subject to restrictive measures,

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provided that any such interest, other earnings and payments continue to be subject to paragraph 1.

6.  Paragraph 1 shall not prevent a designated person or entity from making payment due under a contract entered into before the listing of such a person or entity, provided that the relevant Member State has determined that:

(a) the contract is not related to any of the prohibited items, materials, equipment, goods, technologies, assistance, training, financial assistance, investment, brokering or services referred to in Article 1;

(b) the payment is not directly or indirectly received by a person or entity referred to in paragraph 1;

and after notification by the relevant Member State to the Committee of the intention to make or receive such payments or to authorize, where appropriate, the unfreezing of funds or economic resources for this purpose, 10 working days prior to such authorisation.

Article 6

Member States shall, in accordance with their national legislation, take the necessary measures to prevent specialised teaching or training of Iranian nationals, within their territories or by their nationals, of disciplines which would contribute to Iran's proliferation sensitive nuclear activities and development of nuclear weapon delivery systems.

Article 7

1.  The Council shall implement modifications to Annex I on the basis of the determinations made by the Security Council or by the Committee.

2.  The Council, acting by unanimity upon proposals of Member States or the Commission, shall establish the list in Annex II and adopt modifications thereto.

Article 8

1.  This Common Position shall be reviewed, amended or repealed as appropriate, notably in the light of relevant decisions by the UNSC.

2.  The measures referred to in Articles 4 (1)(b) and 5(1)(b) shall be reviewed in regular intervals and at least every 12 months. They shall cease to apply in respect of the persons and entities concerned if the Council determines, in accordance with the procedure referred in Article 7(2), that the conditions for their application are no longer met.

Article 9

This Common Position shall take effect on the date of its adoption.

Article 10

This Common Position shall be published in the Official Journal of the European Union.

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ANNEX I

List of persons referred to in Article 4(1)(a) and of persons and entities referred to in Article 5(1)(a)

A.   ENTITIES

(1) Ammunition and Metallurgy Industries Group (AMIG) (alias Ammunition Industries Group). Other information: AMIG controls 7th of Tir, which is designated under UNSCR 1737 (2006) for its role in Iran's centrifuge programme. AMIG is in turn owned and controlled by the Defence Industries Organisation (DIO), which is designated under UNSCR 1737 (2006).

(2) Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI). Other information: involved in Iran's nuclear programme.

(3) Bank Sepah and Bank Sepah International. Other information: Bank Sepah provides support for the Aerospace Industries Organisation (AIO) and subordinates, including Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG) and Shahid Bagheri Industrial Group (SBIG), both of which were designated under UNSCR 1737 (2006).

(4) Cruise Missile Industry Group (alias Naval Defence Missile Industry Group). Other information: production and development of cruise missiles. Responsible for naval missiles including cruise missiles.

(5) Defence Industries Organisation (DIO). Other information: (a) overarching MODAFL-controlled entity, some of whose subordinates have been involved in the centrifuge programme making components, and in the missile programme, (b) involved in Iran's nuclear programme.

(6) Esfahan Nuclear Fuel Research and Production Centre (NFRPC) and Esfahan Nuclear Technology Centre (ENTC). Other information: these are parts of AEOI's Nuclear Fuel Production and Procurement Company, which is involved in enrichment-related activities. AEOI is designated under UNSCR 1737 (2006).

(7) Fajr Industrial Group. Other information: (a) formerly Instrumentation Factory Plant, (b) subordinate entity of AIO, (c) involved in Iran's ballistic missile programme.

(8) Farayand Technique. Other information: (a) involved in Iran's nuclear programme (centrifuge programme), (b) identified in reports from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

(9) Kala-Electric (alias Kalaye Electric). Other information: (a) provider for PFEP — Natanz, (b) Involved in Iran's nuclear programme.

(10) Karaj Nuclear Research Centre. Other information: part of AEOI's research division.

(11) Kavoshyar Company. Other information: subsidiary company of AEOI, which has sought glass fibres, vacuum chamber furnaces and laboratory equipment for Iran's nuclear programme.

(12) Mesbah Energy Company. Other information: (a) provider for A40 research reactor — Arak, (b) involved in Iran's nuclear programme.

(13) Novin Energy Company (alias Pars Novin). Other information: it operates within AEOI and has transferred funds on behalf of AEOI to entities associated with Iran's nuclear programme.

(14) Parchin Chemical Industries. Other information: branch of DIO, which produces ammunition, explosives, as well as solid propellants for rockets and missiles.

(15) Pars Aviation Services Company. Other information: this company maintains various aircraft including MI-171, used by Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Air Force.

(16) Pars Trash Company. Other information: (a) involved in Iran's nuclear programme (centrifuge programme), (b) identified in IAEA reports.

(17) Qods Aeronautics Industries. Other information: it produces unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), parachutes, para-gliders, para-motors, etc. IRGC has boasted of using these products as part of its asymmetric warfare doctrine.

(18) Sanam Industrial Group. Other information: subordinate to AIO, which has purchased equipment on AIO's behalf for the missile programme.

(19) 7th of Tir. Other information: (a) subordinate of DIO, widely recognised as being directly involved in Iran's nuclear programme, (b) involved in Iran's nuclear programme.

(20) Shahid Bagheri Industrial Group (SBIG). Other information: (a) subordinate entity of AIO, (b) involved in Iran's ballistic missile programme.

(21) Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG). Other information: (a) subordinate entity of AIO, (b) involved in Iran's ballistic missile programme.

(22) Sho'a' Aviation. Other information: it produces micro-lights which IRGC has claimed it is using as part of its asymmetric warfare doctrine.

(23) Ya Mahdi Industries Group. Other information: subordinate to AIO, which is involved in international purchases of missile equipment.

B.   NATURAL PERSONS

(1) Fereidoun Abbasi-Davani. Other information: Senior Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) scientist with links to the Institute of Applied Physics, working closely with Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi.

(2) Dawood Agha-Jani. Function: Head of the PFEP (Natanz). Other information: person involved in Iran's nuclear programme.

(3) Ali Akbar Ahmadian. Title: Vice Admiral. Function: Chief of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Joint Staff.

(4) Behman Asgarpour. Function: Operational Manager (Arak). Other information: person involved in Iran's nuclear programme.

(5) Bahmanyar Morteza Bahmanyar. Function: Head of Finance & Budget Dept, AIO. Other information: person involved in Iran's ballistic missile programme.

(6) Ahmad Vahid Dastjerdi. Function: Head of the AIO. Other information: person involved in Iran's ballistic missile programme.

(7) Ahmad Derakhshandeh. Function: Chairman and Managing Director of Bank Sepah. Other information: Bank Sepah provides support for the AIO and subordinates, including SHIG and SBIG, both of which were designated under UNSCR 1737 (2006).

(8) Reza-Gholi Esmaeli. Function: Head of Trade & International Affairs Dept, AIO. Other information: person involved in Iran's ballistic missile programme.

(9) Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi. Other information: Senior MODAFL scientist and former head of the Physics Research Centre (PHRC). IAEA has asked to interview him about the activities of the PHRC over the period he was head, but Iran has refused.

(10) Mohammad Hejazi. Title: Brigadier General. Function: Commander of Bassij resistance force.

(11) Mohsen Hojati. Function: Head of Fajr Industrial Group. Other information: Fajr Industrial Group is designated under UNSCR 1737 (2006) for its role in the ballistic missile programme.

(12) Mehrdada Akhlaghi Ketabachi. Function: Head of SBIG. Other information: SBIG is designated under UNSCR 1737 (2006) for its role in the ballistic missile programme.

(13) Ali Hajinia Leilabadi. Function: Director General of Mesbah Energy Company. Other information: person involved in Iran's nuclear programme.

(14) Naser Maleki. Function: Head of SHIG. Other information: SHIG is designated under UNSCR 1737 (2006) for its role in Iran's ballistic missile programme. Naser Maleki is also a MODAFL official overseeing work on the Shahab-3 ballistic missile programme. The Shahab-3 is Iran's long-range ballistic missile currently in service.

(15) Jafar Mohammadi. Function: Technical Adviser to the AEOI (in charge of managing the production of valves for centrifuges). Other information: person involved in Iran's nuclear programme.

(16) Ehsan Monajemi. Function: Construction Project Manager, Natanz. Other information: person involved in Iran's nuclear programme.

(17) Mohammad Mehdi Nejad Nouri. Title: Lt Gen. Function: Rector of Malek Ashtar University of Defence Technology. Other information: The chemistry department of Ashtar University of Defence Technology is affiliated to MODALF and has conducted experiments on beryllium. Person involved in Iran's nuclear programme.

(18) Mohammad Qannadi. Function: AEOI Vice President for Research & Development. Other information: Person involved in Iran's nuclear programme.

(19) Amir Rahimi. Function: Head of Esfahan Nuclear Fuel Research and Production Centre. Other information: Esfahan Nuclear Fuel Research and Production Centre is part of the AEOI's Nuclear Fuel Production and Procurement Company, which is involved in enrichment-related activities.

(20) Morteza Rezaie. Title: Brigadier General. Function: Deputy Commander of IRGC.

(21) Morteza Safari. Title: Rear Admiral. Function: Commander of IRGC Navy.

(22) Yahya Rahim Safavi. Title: Maj. Gen. Function: Commander, IRGC (Pasdaran). Other information: person involved in both Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

(23) Seyed Jaber Safdari. Other information: Manager of the Natanz Enrichment Facilities.

(24) Hosein Salimi. Title: General. Function: Commander of the Air Force, IRGC (Pasdaran). Other information: person involved in Iran's ballistic missile programme.

(25) Qasem Soleimani. Title: Brigadier General. Function: Commander of Qods force.

(26) Mohammad Reza Zahedi. Title: Brigadier General. Function: Commander of IRGC Ground Forces.

(27) General Zolqadr. Function: Deputy Interior Minister for Security Affairs, IRGC officer.

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ANNEX II



A.  Natural persons

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

1.

Reza AGHAZADEH

DoB: 15.3.1949 Passport number: S4409483 valid 26.4.2000 — 27.4.2010 Issued: Tehran, Diplomatic passport number: D9001950, issued on 22.1.2008 valid until 21.1.2013, Place of birth: Khoy

Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI). The AEOI oversees Iran’s nuclear programme and is designated under UNSCR 1737 (2006).

23.4.2007

2.

Amir Moayyed ALAI

 

Involved in managing the assembly and engineering of centrifuges. Iran is required by the IAEA Board and Security Council to suspend all enrichment-related activities. This includes all centrifuge-related work. On 27 August 2006, Alai received a special award from President Ahmadinejad for his role in managing the assembly and engineering of centrifuges.

23.4.2007

3.

Mohammed Fedai ASHIANI

 

Involved in the production of ammonium uranyl carbonate (AUC) and the management of the Natanz enrichment complex. Iran is required to suspend all enrichment-related activities. On 27 August 2006, Ashiani received a special award from President Ahmadinejad for his role in the AUC production process and for his role in the management and engineering design for the enrichment complex at Natanz (Kashan) site.

23.4.2007

4.

Haleh BAKHTIAR

 

Involved in the production of magnesium at a concentration of 99,9 %. On 27 August 2006, Bakhtiar received a special award from President Ahmadinejad for her role in producing magnesium at a concentration of 99,9 %. Magnesium of this purity is used to produce uranium metal, which can be cast into material for a nuclear weapon. Iran has refused to provide the IAEA access to a document on the production of uranium metal hemispheres, only applicable for nuclear weapons use.

23.4.2007

5.

Morteza BEHZAD

 

Involved in making centrifuge components. Iran is required to suspend all enrichment-related activities. This includes all centrifuge-related work. On 27 August 2006, Behzad received a special award from President Ahmadinejad for his role making complex and sensitive centrifuge components.

23.4.2007

6.

IRGC Brigadier-General Javad DARVISH-VAND

 

MODAFL Deputy for Inspection. Responsible for all MODAFL facilities and installations

23.6.2008

7.

Dr. Mohammad ESLAMI

 

Head of Defence Industries Training and Research Institute

23.6.2008

8.

IRGC Brigadier-General Seyyed Mahdi FARAHI

 

Managing Director of the Defence Industries Organisation (DIO) which is designated under UNSCR 1737 (2006)

23.6.2008

9.

Dr Hoseyn (Hossein) FAQIHIAN

Address of NFPC: AEOI-NFPD, P.O. Box: 11365-8486, Tehran/Iran

Deputy and Director-General of the Nuclear Fuel Production and Procurement Company (NFPC), part of the AEOI. The AEOI oversees Iran's nuclear programme and is designated under UNSCR 1737 (2006). The NFPC involved in enrichment-related activities that Iran is required by the IAEA Board and Security Council to suspend.

23.4.2007

10.

Engineer Mojtaba HAERI

 

MADAFL Deputy for Industry. Supervisory role over AIO and DIO

23.6.2008

11.

IRGC Brigadier-General Ali HOSEYNITASH

 

Head of the General Department of the Supreme National Security Council and involved in formulating policy on the nuclear issue

23.6.2008

12.

Seyyed Hussein (Hossein) HUSSEINI (HOSSEINI)

DoB: 27.7.1973, Passport number: K8196482, issued on 8.4.2006 valid until 8.4.2011

AEOI official involved in the heavy water research reactor (IR40) project at Arak. UNSCR 1737 (2006) required Iran to suspend all work on heavy water related projects.

23.4.2007

13.

Mohammad Ali JAFARI, IRGC

 

Occupe un poste de commandement au sein des IRGC

23.6.2008

14.

Mahmood JANNATIAN

 

Deputy Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran

23.6.2008

15.

M. Javad KARIMI SABET

 

Head of the Novin Energy Company. In August 2006 Karimi Sabet received an award from President Ahmadinejad for his role in designing, producing, installing and commissioning nuclear equipment at the Natanz site.

23.4.2007

16.

Said Esmail KHALILIPOUR

DoB: 24.11.1945, PoB: Langroud

Deputy Head of AEOI. The AEOI oversees Iran's nuclear programme and is designated under UNSCR 1737 (2006).

23.4.2007

17.

Ali Reza KHANCHI

Address of NRC: AEOI-NRC P.O. Box: 11365-8486 Tehran/Iran; Fax: (+9821) 8021412

Head of AEOI's Tehran Nuclear Research Centre. The IAEA is continuing to seek clarification from Iran about plutonium separation experiments carried out at the TNRC, including about the presence of HEU particles in environmental samples taken at the Karaj Waste Storage Facility where containers used to store depleted uranium targets used in those experiments are located. The AEOI oversees Iran's nuclear programme and is designated under UNSCR 1737 (2006).

23.4.2007

18.

Ebrahim MAHMUDZADEH

 

Managing Director of Iran Electronic Industries

23.6.2008

19.

Hamid-Reza MOHAJERANI

 

Involved in production management at the Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) at Esfahan. On 27 August 2006, Mohajerani received a special award from President Ahmadinejad for his role in production management at the UCF and in planning, building and installing the UF6 unit (UF6 is the feed material for enrichment).

23.4.2007

20.

Brigadier-General Beik MOHAMMADLU

 

MODAFL Deputy for Supplies and Logistics

23.6.2008

21.

Anis NACCACHE

 

Administrateur des Barzagani Tejarat Tavanmad Saccal companies; sa société a tenté d’acquérir des biens sensibles, au bénéfice d’entités listées au titre de la résolution 1737

23.6.2008

22.

Brigadier-General Mohammad NADERI

 

Head of Aerospace Industries Organisation (AIO), AIO a participé à des programmes sensibles iraniens

23.6.2008

23.

IRGC Brigadier-General Mostafa Mohammad NAJJAR

 

Minister of MODAFL, responsable de l’ensemble des programmes militaires, y compris des programmes de missiles balistiques.

23.6.2008

24.

Houshang NOBARI

 

Involved in the management of the Natanz enrichment complex. Iran is required by the IAEA Board and Security Council to suspend all enrichment-related activities. These include activities at the enrichment complex at Natanz (Kashan). On 27 August 2006, Nobari received a special award from President Ahmadinejad for his role in the successful management and execution of the Natanz (Kashan) site plan.

23.4.2007

25.

Dr Javad RAHIQI

DoB: 21.4.1954, PoB: Mashad

Head of AEOI's Esfahan Nuclear Technology Centre. This oversees the uranium conversion plant at Esfahan. Iran is required by the IAEA Board and the Security Council to suspend all enrichment-related activities. This includes all uranium conversion work. AEOI oversees Iran’s nuclear programme and is designated under UNSCR 1737 (2006).

23.4.2007

26.

Abbas RASHIDI

 

Involved in enrichment work at Natanz. Iran is required by the IAEA Board and Security Council to suspend all enrichment-related activities. On 27 August 2006, Rashidi received a special award from President Ahmadinejad for his management and notable role in the successful operation of the 164-centrifuge enrichment cascade at Natanz.

23.4.2007

27.

Rear Admiral Mohammad SHAFI’I RUDSARI

 

MODAFL Deputy for Co-ordination

23.6.2008

28.

IRGC Brigadier-General Ali SHAMSHIRI

 

MODAFL Deputy for Counter-Intelligence, responsible for security of MODAFL personnel and Installations

23.6.2008

29.

Abdollah SOLAT SANA

 

Managing Director of the Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) in Esfahan. This is the facility that produces the feed material (UF6) for the enrichment facilities at Natanz. On 27 August 2006, Solat Sana received a special award from President Ahmadinejad for his role.

23.4.2007

30.

IRGC Brigadier-General Ahmad VAHIDI

 

Deputy Head of MODAFL

23.6.2008



B.  Entities

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

1.

Abzar Boresh Kaveh Co. (ABK Co. Kaveh Cutting Tools Co.)

 

Participe à la production de composants de centrifugeuses.

23.6.2008

2.

Aerospace Industries Organisation, AIO

AIO, 28 Shian 5, Lavizan, Tehran

AIO oversees Iran’s production of missiles, including Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group, Shahid Bagheri Industrial Group and Fajr Industrial Group, which were all designated under UNSCR 1737 (2006). The head of AIO and two other senior officials were also designated under UNSCR 1737 (2006)

23.4.2007

3.

Armament Industries

Pasdaran Av., P.O. Box 19585/777, Tehran

A subsidiary of the DIO (Defence Industries Organisation).

23.4.2007

4.

Armed Forces Geographical Organisation

 

Assessed to provide geospatial data for the Ballistic Missile programme

23.6.2008

5.

Bank Melli, Melli Bank Iran and all branches and subsidiaries including

Ferdowsi Avenue, P.O. Box 11365-171, Tehran

Providing or attempting to provide financial support for companies which are involved in or procure goods for Iran’s nuclear and missile programmes (AIO, SHIG, SBIG, AEOI, Novin Energy Company, Mesbah Energy Company, Kalaye Electric Company and DIO). Bank Melli serves as a facilitator for Iran’s sensitive activities. It has facilitated numerous purchases of sensitive materials for Iran’s nuclear and missile programmes. It has provided a range of financial services on behalf of entities linked to Iran's nuclear and missile industries, including opening letters of credit and maintaining accounts. Many of the above companies have been designated by UNSCRs 1737 and 1747.

23.6.2008

(a)  Melli Bank plc

London Wall, 11th floor, London EC2Y 5EA, United Kingdom

(b)  Bank Melli Iran Zao

Number 9/1, Ulitsa Mashkova, Moscow, 130064, Russia

6.

Defence Technology and Science Research Centre (DTSRC) – also known as the Educational Research Institute/Moassese Amozeh Va Tahgiaghati (ERI/MAVT Co.)

Pasdaran Av., P.O. Box 19585/777, Tehran

Responsible for R&D A subsidiary of the DIO. The DTSRC handles much of the procurement for the DIO.

23.4.2007

7.

Electro Sanam Company (E.S.Co.)

 

Société écran de l’AIO, participant à des acquisitions dans le domaine balistique.

23.6.2008

8.

Ettehad Technical Group

 

Société écran de l’AIO, participant à des acquisitions dans le domaine balistique.

23.6.2008

9.

Industrial Factories of Precision-Machinery (IFP) (Instrumentation Factories Plant, Fajr Industrial Group)

 

Utilisé par l’AIO pour des tentatives d’acquisition.

23.6.2008

10.

Iran Electronic Industries

P.O. Box 18575-365, Tehran, Iran

Wholly-owned subsidiary of MODAFL (and therefore a sister-organisation to AIO, AvIO and DIO). Its role is to manufacture electronic components for Iranian weapons systems.

23.6.2008

11.

IRGC Air Force

 

Operates Iran’s inventory of short and medium range ballistic missiles. The head of the IRGC air force was designated by UNSCR 1737.

23.6.2008

12.

Jaber Ibn Hayan

AEOI-JIHRD P.O. Box: 11365-8486; Tehran; 84, 20th Av. Entehaye Karegar Shomali Street; Tehran

Jaber Ibn Hayan is an AEOI (Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran) laboratory involved in fuel-cycle activities. Located within the Tehran Nuclear Research Centre (TNRC), it was not declared by Iran under its safeguards agreement prior to 2003, although conversion work was being carried out there.

23.4.2007

13.

Joza Industrial Co.

 

Société écran de l’AIO impliquée dans le programme balistique.

23.6.2008

14.

Khatem-ol Anbiya Construction Organisation

Number 221, North Falamak-Zarafshan Intersection, 4th Phase, Shahkrak-E-Ghods, Tehran 14678, Iran

IRGC-owned group of companies. Uses IRGC engineering resources for construction acting as prime contractor on major projects including tunnelling, assessed to support the Iranian ballistic missile and nuclear programmes.

23.6.2008

15.

Khorasan Metallurgy Industries

 

Filiale de la Ammunition Industries Group, dépendant du DIO, impliquée dans la production de composants de centrifugeuses.

23.6.2008

16.

Malek Ashtar University

 

Liée au Ministère de la Défense, a crée en 2003 une formation sur les missiles, en étroite collaboration avec l’AIO

23.6.2008

17.

Marine Industries

Pasdaran Av., P.O. Box 19585/777, Tehran

A subsidiary of the DIO.

23.4.2007

18.

Mechanic Industries Group

 

A participé à la production de composants pour le programme balistique

23.6.2008

19.

Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL)

West side of Dabestan Street, Abbas Abad District, Tehran

Responsible for Iran’s defence research, development and manufacturing programmes, including support to missile and nuclear programmes

23.6.2008

20.

Ministry of Defence Logistics Export (MODLEX)

P.O. Box 16315-189, Tehran, Iran

It is the export arm of MODAFL, and the agency used for exporting finished weapons in state-to-state transactions. Under UNSCR 1747 (2007) MODLEX should not be trading.

23.6.2008

21.

3M Mizan Machinery Manufacturing

 

Société écran de l’AIO, participant à des acquisitions dans le domaine balistique.

23.6.2008

22.

Nuclear Fuel Production and Procurement Company (NFPC)

AEOI-NFPD, P.O. Box: 11365-8486, Tehran/Iran

Nuclear Fuel Production Division (NFPD) of AEOI is research and development in the field of nuclear fuel cycle including: uranium exploration, mining, milling, conversion and nuclear waste management. The NFPC is the successor to the NFPD, the subsidiary company under the AEOI that runs research and development in the nuclear fuel cycle including conversion and enrichment

23.4.2007

23.

Parchin Chemical Industries

 

A travaillé sur des techniques de propulsion pour le programme balistique iranien

23.6.2008

24.

Pishgam (Pioneer) Energy Industries Company

 

A participé à la construction de l’usine de conversion de l’uranium à Ispahan

23.6.2008

25.

Safety Equipment Procurement

 

Société écran de l’AIO impliquée dans le programme balistique.

23.6.2008

26.

Special Industries Group

Pasdaran Av., P.O. Box 19585/777, Tehran

A subsidiary of the DIO.

23.4.2007

27.

State Purchasing Organisation (SPO)

 

The SPO appears to facilitate the import of whole weapons. It appears to be a subsidiary of MODAFL

23.6.2008

28.

TAMAS Company

 

TAMAS is involved in enrichment-related activities, which Iran is required by the IAEA Board and Security Council to suspend. TAMAS is the overarching body, under which four subsidiaries have been established, including one doing uranium extraction to concentration and another in charge of uranium processing, enrichment and waste.

23.4.2007

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