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Document 32020R0847

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/847 of 18 June 2020 implementing Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 concerning restrictive measures against Iran

ST/8091/2020/INIT

OJ L 196, 19.6.2020, p. 1–4 (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/2020/847/oj

19.6.2020   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 196/1


COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/847

of 18 June 2020

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 the basis of a review of Annex II to Decision 2010/413/CFSP, the Council has concluded that 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.

(3)

The Council has also concluded that 10 entries included in Annex IX to Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 should be updated.

(4)

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, 18 June 2020.

For the Council

The President

A. METELKO-ZGOMBIĆ


(1)  OJ L 88, 24.3.2012, p. 1.


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.’, 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). Currently director general of the Armed Forces Social Security Organization.

23.6.2008

12.

Mohammad Reza MOVASAGHNIA

 

Former head of Samen Al A’Emmeh Industries Group (SAIG), also known as the Cruise Missile Industry Group. This organisation was designated under UNSCR 1747 and listed in Annex I to Common Position 2007/140/CFSP.

26.7.2010

25.

Sayed Shamsuddin BORBORUDI

(a.k.a. Seyed Shamseddin BORBOROUDI)

DOB: 21/9/1969

Former Deputy Head of UN designated Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, where he was subordinate to UN designated Feridun Abbasi Davani. Has been involved in the Iranian nuclear programme since at least 2002, including as the former head of procurement and logistics at AMAD, where he was responsible for using front companies such as Kimia Madan to procure equipment and material for Iran’s nuclear weapons programme.

1.12.2011’

(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 ‘B. Entities’:

 

Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

‘87.

Khala Afarin Pars (a.k.a. PISHRO KHALA AFARIN COMPANY)

Last address known: Unit 5, 2nd Floor, No 75, Mehran Afrand St, Sattarkhan St, Tehran.

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

1.12.2011

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; SUT is part of a 6-university agreement which supports the Government of Iran through defence-related research.

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’

(3)

under the heading ‘II. Islamic 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

‘6.

IRGC Mohammad Ali JAFARI

 

Former Commander of the IRGC.

23.6.2008

7.

IRGC Brigadier-General Mostafa Mohammad NAJJAR

 

Former Minister for the Interior and former Minister of MODAFL, responsible for all military programmes, including ballistic missiles programmes. Currently, senior advisor to the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces.

23.6.2008

8.

IRGC Brigadier-General Mohammad Reza NAQDI

POB: Nadjaf, Iraq

DOB: 1953

Deputy Coordinator of the IRGC. Former Deputy Commander of IRGC for Cultural and Social Affairs. Former Commander of Basij Resistance Force.

26.7.2010

11.

IRGC Brigadier-General Hossein SALAMI

 

Commander of the IRGC.

26.7.2010

13.

IRGC Brigadier-General Ahmad VAHIDI

 

President of the Supreme National Defense University and former Minister of MODAFL.

23.6.2008’


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