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Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1202/2014 of 7 November 2014 implementing Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran

OJ L 325, 8.11.2014, p. 3–6 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 325/3


COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 1202/2014

of 7 November 2014

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 (1), and in particular Article 46(2) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

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

(2)

By its judgments of 3 July 2014 in Cases T-155/13, T-157/13 and T-181/13 (2), the General Court of the European Union annulled the Council's decision to include Babak Zanjani, Sorinet Commercial Trust Bankers, and Sharif University of Technology, respectively, on the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures set out in Annex IX to Regulation (EU) No 267/2012.

(3)

Babak Zanjani, Sorinet Commercial Trust Bankers, and Sharif University of Technology should be included again on the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures, on the basis of a new statement of reasons.

(4)

The Council considers that the reasons for the listing of one entity as set out in Annex IX to Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 should be amended.

(5)

The identifying information in relation to four entities on the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures set out in Annex IX to Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 should be amended.

(6)

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

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

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

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day 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, 7 November 2014.

For the Council

The President

P. C. PADOAN


(1)  OJ L 88, 24.3.2012, p. 1.

(2)  Case T-155/13 Zanjani v Council, judgment of 3 July 2014 (not yet reported); Case T-157/13 Sorinet Commercial Trust Bankers Ltd v Council, judgment of 3 July 2014 (not yet reported); Case T-181/13 Sharif University of Technology v Council, judgment of 3 July 2014 (not yet reported).


ANNEX

I.

The person and entities listed below shall be inserted in the list set out in Part I of Annex IX to Regulation (EU) No 267/2012:

I.   Persons and entities involved in nuclear or ballistic missile activities and persons and entities providing support to the Government of Iran.

A.   Persons

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

45.

Babak Zanjani

Date of birth: 12 March 1971

Babak Zanjani has provided support for the financing of transactions in Iranian crude oil conducted by the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum, which is designated by the EU. In addition, he has assisted the Central Bank of Iran and the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), which are also designated by the EU, to evade the EU's restrictive measures.

He has been a facilitator for Iranian oil transactions and has made transfers of oil-related funds, notably through Naftiran Intertrade Company (NICO) and Hong Kong Intertrade, which are controlled by the Iranian Government and also designated by the EU.

In addition, he provided essential services to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) by enabling transfers of funds for the benefit of Khatam al-Anbiya, an IRGC-owned company subject to UN and EU sanctions.

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B.   Entities

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

156.

Sorinet Commercial Trust Bankers Ltd. (SCT) (a.k.a.: SCT Bankers; SCT Bankers Kish Company (PJS); SCT Bankers Company Branch; Sorinet Commercial Trust)

Sorinet Commercial Trust Bankers, Sadaf Tower, 3rd Floor, Suite No. 301, Kish Island, Iran

Sorinet Commercial Trust Bankers, No.1808, 18th Floor, Grosvenor House Commercial Tower, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE, P.O. Box 31988

Tehran branch: Reahi Aiiey, First of Karaj, Maksous Road 9, Tehran, Iran. SWIFT codes: SCERIRTH KSH (Kish Island branch), SCTSAEA1 (Dubai branch), SCERIRTH (Tehran branch)

Alternative address for Kish Island branch: Kish Banking Fin Activities Centre, No 42, 4th floor, VC25

Alternative addresses for Dubai branch: (1) SCT Bankers Kish Company (PJS), Head Office, Kish Island, Sadaf Tower, 3rd floor, Suite 301, P.O. Box 87. (2) Sheykh Admad, Sheykh Zayed Road, 31988, Dubai, Port, Kish Island.

Tels: 09347695504 (Kish Island branch)

09347695504/97-143257022-99 (Dubai branch)

09347695504 (Tehran branch)

Emails: info@sctbankers.com

zanjani@sctbankers.com

Sorinet Commercial Trust Bankers Ltd. is controlled by Babak Zanjani, who is designated for providing financial support to the Government of Iran by facilitating oil payments on its behalf.

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161.

Sharif University of Technology

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;

SUT is part of a 6-university agreement which supports the Government of Iran through defence-related research; and SUT teaches graduate courses in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) engineering which were designed by the Ministry of Science among others. 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.

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II.

The entries for the entities set out in Part I of Annex IX to Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 listed below are replaced by the following entries:

I.   Persons and entities involved in nuclear or ballistic missile activities and persons and entities providing support to the Government of Iran.

B.   Entities

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

8.

Sina Bank

No. 187, Avenue Motahhari Ave., Teheran, 1587998411, Iran

Tel: +9821 88532434-7, +9821 88532434-6

E-mail: infor@sinabank.ir

Website: http://www.sinabank.ir/

Sina Bank is controlled by the Mostazafan Foundation, a major Iranian parastatal entity directly controlled by the Supreme Leader, and which has an 84 % shareholding in Sina Bank. It provides financial services to the Mostazafan Foundation and its group of subsidiary units and companies. Accordingly, Sina Bank provides financial support to the Government of Iran through the Mostazafan Foundation.

26.7.2010

27.

Power Plants' Equipment Manufacturing Company (Saakhte Tajhizate Niroogahi)

No. 10, Jahanara Alley, after Hemmat Bridge, Abbaspour St. (previously called Tavanir), Tehran, Post Code 1435733161, Iran

Subordinate to AEOI and Novin Energy (both designated under UNSCR 1737). Involved in the development of nuclear reactors.

26.7.2010

132.

Naftiran Intertrade Company (a.k.a. Naftiran Trade Company) (NICO)

(a)

5th Floor, Petropars Building, No. 35 Farhang Boulevard, Snadat Abad Avenue, Tehran, Iran

Tel: +98 21 22372486; +98 21 22374681; +98 21 22374678;

Fax: +98 21 22374678; +98 21 22372481

Email: info@naftiran.com

(b)

Suite 17, Burlington House, St. Saviours Road, St. Helier, Jersey, UK

Subsidiary (100 %) of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC).

16.10.2012

133.

Naftiran Intertrade Company Srl

Avenue de la Tour-Haldimand, 6, 1009 Pully, Switzerland

Tel: +41 21 3106565

Fax: +41 21 3106566/67/72

Email: nico.finance@naftiran.ch

Subsidiary (100 %) of the Naftiran Intertrade Company Ltd.

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