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Document 32021R1242

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/1242 of 29 July 2021 implementing Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran

ST/10766/2021/INIT

OJ L 272, 30.7.2021, p. 4–10 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg_impl/2021/1242/oj

30.7.2021   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 272/4


COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2021/1242

of 29 July 2021

implementing Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 of 23 March 2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran and repealing Regulation (EU) No 961/2010 (1), and in particular Article 46(2) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,

Whereas:

(1)

On 23 March 2012, the Council adopted Regulation (EU) No 267/2012.

(2)

On 18 June 2020, the Council adopted Regulation (EU) 2020/847 (2), implementing Regulation (EU) No 267/2012.

(3)

Following the judgment of the General Court in Case T-580/19 (3), Sayed Shamsuddin Borborudi should be removed from the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures set out in Annex IX to Regulation (EU) No 267/2012.

(4)

Moreover, on the basis of a review of Annex II to Council Decision 2010/413/CFSP (4), the restrictive measures against all persons and entities in the list set out therein should be maintained, in so far as their names are not mentioned in Annex VI to that Decision, and 21 entries included in Annex IX to Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 should be updated.

(5)

Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex IX to Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 is amended as set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 29 July 2021.

For the Council

The President

G. DOVŽAN


(1)  OJ L 88, 24.3.2012, p. 1.

(2)  Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/847 of 18 June 2020 implementing Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran (OJ L 196, 19.6.2020, p. 1).

(3)  Judgment of the General Court of 9 June 2021, Sayed Shamsuddin Borborudi v Council of the European Union, T-580/19, ECLI:EU:T:2021:330.

(4)  Council Decision 2010/413/CFSP of 26 July 2010 concerning restrictive measures against Iran and repealing Common Position 2007/140/CFSP (OJ L 195, 27.7.2010, p. 39).


ANNEX

Annex IX to Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 is amended as follows:

(1)

under the heading ‘I. Persons and entities involved in nuclear or ballistic missile activities and persons and entities providing support to the Government of Iran.’, under the subheading ‘A. Persons’, the following entry is deleted: ‘25. Sayed Shamsuddin Borborudi’.

(2)

under the heading ‘I. Persons and entities involved in nuclear or ballistic missile activities and persons and entities providing support to the Government of Iran.’, the following entries replace the corresponding entries in the list set out under the subheading ‘A. Persons’:

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

‘8.

Ebrahim MAHMUDZADEH

 

Former Managing Director of Iran Electronic Industries (see Part B, No 20). Director general of the Armed Forces Social Security Organization until September 2020. Iranian Deputy Defense Minister until December 2020.

23.6.2008

13.

Anis NACCACHE

 

Former administrator of Barzagani Tejarat Tavanmad Saccal companies; his company has attempted to procure sensitive goods for entities designated under Resolution 1737 (2006).

23.6.2008

16.

Rear Admiral Mohammad SHAFI'I RUDSARI (a.k.a. ROODSARI, Mohammad, Hossein, Shafiei; ROODSARI, Mohammad, Shafi’I; ROODSARI, Mohammad, Shafiei; RUDSARI, Mohammad, Hossein, Shafiei; RUDSARI, Mohammad, Shafi’I; RUDSARI, Mohammad, Shafiei)

 

Former MODAFL Deputy for Coordination (see Part B, n°29).

23.6.2008

17.

Abdollah SOLAT SANA (a.k.a. Solatsana

Solat Sanna; Sowlat Senna; Sovlat Thana)

 

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

23.

Davoud BABAEI

 

The current head of security for the Ministry Of Defence Armed Forces Logistics’ research institute the Organisation of Defensive Innovation and Research (SPND), which was run by UN-designated Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi. The IAEA have identified SPND with their concerns over possible military dimensions to Iran's nuclear programme over which Iran refuses to co-operate. As head of security, Babaei is responsible for preventing the disclosure of information, including to the IAEA.

1.12.2011

29.

Milad JAFARI (Milad JAFERI)

DOB: 20.9.1974

An Iranian national supplying goods, mostly metals, to UN designated SHIG front companies. Delivered goods to SHIG between January and November 2010. Payments for some of the goods were made at the central branch of EU-designated Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI) in Tehran after November 2010.

1.12.2011’

(3)

under the heading ‘I. Persons and entities involved in nuclear or ballistic missile activities and persons and entities providing support to the Government of Iran.’, the following entries replace the corresponding entries in the list set out under the subheading ‘B. Entities’:

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

‘2.

Armed Forces Geographical Organisation

 

A subsidiary of MODAFL assessed to provide geospatial data for the Ballistic Missile programme.

23.6.2008

20.

Iran Electronics Industries

(including all branches) and subsidiaries:

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

 

(b)

Iran Communications Industries (ICI)

(a.k.a. Sanaye Mokhaberat Iran;

Iran Communication Industries;

Iran Communications Industries Group;

Iran Communications Industries Co.)

PO Box 19295-4731, Pasdaran Avenue, Tehran, Iran; Alternative address: PO Box 19575-131, 34 Apadana Avenue, Tehran, Iran; Alternative address: Shahid Langary Street, Nobonyad Square Ave, Pasdaran, Tehran

Iran Communications Industries, a subsidiary of Iran Electronics Industries (listed by the EU), produces various items including communication systems, avionics, optics and electro-optics devices, micro-electronics, information technology, test and measurement, telecommunication security, electronic warfare, radar tube manufacture and refurbishment, and missile launchers.

26.7.2010

28.

Mechanic Industries Group

(a.k.a.: Mechanic Industries Organisation; Mechanical Industries Complex; Mechanical Industries Group; Sanaye

Mechanic)

 

Took part in the production of components for the ballistics programme.

23.6.2008

37.

Schiller Novin

(a.k.a.: Schiler Novin Co.; Schiller Novin Co.; Shiller Novin)

Gheytariyeh Avenue - no 153 - 3rd Floor - PO BOX 17665/153 6 19389 Tehran

Acting on behalf of Defense Industries Organisation (DIO).

26.7.2010

38.

Shahid Ahmad Kazemi Industrial Group (SAKIG)

 

Entity subordinate to Iran’s Aerospace Industries Organisation (AIO). SAKIG develops and produces surface-to-air missiles systems for Iran's military. It maintains military, missile, and air defense projects and procures goods from Russia, Belarus, and North Korea.

26.7.2010

40.

State Purchasing Organisation (SPO, a.k.a. State Purchasing Office; State Purchasing Organization)

 

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

23.6.2008

52.

Raad Iran (a.k.a. Raad Automation Company; Middle East Raad Automation; RAAD Automation Co.; Raad Iran Automation Co.; RAADIRAN, Middle East RAAD Automation Co.; Automasion RAAD Khavar Mianeh; Automation Raad Khavar Mianeh Nabbet Co)

Unit 1, No 35, Bouali Sina Sharghi, Chehel Sotoun Street, Fatemi Square, Tehran

A company involved in procurement of inverters for Iran's proscribed enrichment programme. Raad Iran was established to produce and design controlling systems and provides the sale and installation of inverters and programmable Logic Controllers.

23.5.2011

86.

Karanir (a.k.a Karanir Sanat, Moaser; Tajhiz Sanat)

1139/1 Unit 104 Gol Building, Gol Alley, North Side of Sae, Vali Asr Avenue. PO Box 19395-6439, Tehran

Involved in purchasing equipment and materials, which have direct applications in the Iranian nuclear programme.

1.12.2011

95.

Samen Industries (a.k.a. Khorasan Metallurgy Industries)

2nd km of Khalaj Road End of Seyyedi St., P.O.Box 91735-549, 91735 Mashhad, Iran, Tel.: +98 511 3853008, +98 511 3870225

Shell name for UN-designated Khorasan Metallurgy Industries, subsidiary of Ammunition Industries Group (AMIG).

1.12.2011

99.

TABA (Iran Cutting Tools Manufacturing company - Taba Towlid Abzar Boreshi Iran;

a.k.a. Iran Centrifuge Technology Co.; Iran's Centrifuge Technology Company; Sherkate Technology Centrifuge

Iran, TESA, TSA)

12 Ferdowsi, Avenue Sakhaee, avenue 30 Tir (sud), nr 66 – Tehran

Owned or controlled by EU-sanctioned TESA, Involved in manufacturing equipment and materials, which have direct applications in the Iranian nuclear programme.

1.12.2011

153.

Organisation of Defensive Innovation and Research (SPND)

 

The Organisation of Defensive Innovation and Research (SPND) directly supports Iran's proliferation sensitive nuclear activities. The IAEA has identified SPND with their concerns over possible military dimensions (PMD) to Iran's nuclear programme. SPND was run by UN-designated Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi and is part of the Ministry of Defence For Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) designated by the EU.

22.12.2012

161.

Sharif University of Technology

Last address known: Azadi Ave/Street, PO Box 11365-11155, Tehran, Iran, Tel. +98 21 66 161 Email: info@sharif.ir

Sharif University of Technology (SUT) has a number of cooperation agreements with Iranian Government organisations which are designated by the UN and/or the EU and which operate in military or military-related fields, particularly in the field of ballistic missile production and procurement. This includes: an agreement with the EU-designated Aerospace Industries Organisation for, inter alia, the production of satellites; cooperating with the Iranian Ministry of Defence and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) on smart boat competitions; a broader agreement with the IRGC Air Force which covers developing and strengthening the University’s relations, organisational and strategic cooperation.

Taken together, these show a significant record of engagement with the Government of Iran in military or military-related fields that constitutes support to the Government of Iran.

8.11.2014’

(4)

under the heading ‘II. Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.’, the following entries replace the corresponding entries in the list set out under the subheading ‘A. Persons’:

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

‘2.

Rear Admiral Ali FADAVI

 

Deputy Chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Former Commander of IRGC Navy.

26.7.2010

6.

IRGC Mohammad Ali JAFARI

 

Former Commander of the IRGC. Currently head of the Hazrat Baqiatollah al-Azam Cultural and Social Headquarters.

23.6.2008’

(5)

under the heading ‘II. Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.’, the following entry replaces the corresponding entry in the list set out under the subheading ‘B. Entities’:

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

‘12.

Etemad Amin Invest Co Mobin

(a.k.a.: Etemad Amin Investment Company Mobin; Etemad-e Mobin, Etemad Amin Invest Company Mobin; Etemad Mobin Co.;

Etemad Mobin Trust Co.; Etemade Mobin Company; Mobin Trust Consortium; Etemad-e Mobin Consortium)

Pasadaran Av. Tehran, Iran

A company owned or controlled by IRGC that contributes to financing the strategic interests of the regime.

26.7.2010’.


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