Office of the Spokesman
July 8, 2008
Designation of Iranian Entities and Individuals for Proliferation Activities
The U.S. Government is taking actions today to further U.S. efforts to counter Iran’s pursuit of technology that could enable it to develop nuclear weapons and the missiles capable of delivering them. Today, the Departments of State and Treasury designated under Executive Order 13382 six Iranian individuals and five entities of proliferation concern. These actions provide additional information that will help financial institutions in the United States and worldwide protect themselves from deceptive financial practices employed by Iranian entities and individuals engaged in or supporting proliferation.Released on July 8, 2008
All UN Member States are required to freeze the assets of entities and individuals listed in the Annexes of UN Security Council resolutions 1737, 1747 and 1803, as well as assets of entities owned or controlled by them, and to prevent funds or economic resources from being made available to them.
Effect of Today’s Actions
As a result of our actions today, all transactions involving any of the designees and any U.S. person will be prohibited and any assets the designees may have under U.S. jurisdiction will be frozen. Noting the UN Security Council’s grave concern over Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile program activities, the United States also encourages all jurisdictions to take similar actions to ensure full and effective implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions 1737, 1747, and 1803.
Proliferation Finance – Executive Order 13382 Designations
E.O. 13382, signed by the President on June 28, 2005, is an authority aimed at freezing the assets of proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their supporters, and at isolating them from the U.S. financial and commercial systems. Designations under the Order prohibit all transactions between the designees and any U.S. person, and freeze any assets the designees may have under U.S. jurisdiction.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi: Fakhrizadeh was named in that annex of UNSCR 1747; he is a senior scientist at the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) and former head of the Physics Research Centre (PHRC). The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has asked to interview him about the activities of the PHRC over the period he was head of the PHRC, but Iran has refused.
Yahya Rahim Safavi: Safavi was named in the annex of UNSCR 1737 as the Commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the UNSC listed him as the involved in both Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. On September 1, 2007, Safavi was replaced as IRGC Commander and appointed as advisor and senior aide for armed forces affairs to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
Dawood Agha-Jani: Agha-Jani was named in the annex of UNSCR 1737 for his involvement in Iran's nuclear program, and identified as the head of the Pilot Fuel Enrichment Plant (PFEP) at Natanz. Natanz, which is subordinate to the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), is Iran's main uranium enrichment facility. The PFEP is a test facility that has the capacity to hold 1,000 centrifuges.
Mohsen Hojati: Hojati was named in the annex of UNSCR 1747 for his involvement in Iran's ballistic missile program. Hojati has been linked to the Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO) since at least 2001, serving in various capacities. He has also been identified as the head of the Fajr Industries Group, an entity designated by OFAC under E.O. 13382 on June 8, 2007, for being owned or controlled by the AIO.
Mehrdada Akhlaghi Ketabachi: Ketabachi was named in the annex of UNSCR 1747. As the head of the Shahid Bakeri Industrial Group (SBIG), Ketabachi plays a key role in SBIG's day-to-day affairs. Ketabachi is also active in negotiating the procurement of equipment for SBIG.
Naser Maleki: Maleki was named in the annex of UNSCR 1747 as the head of the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG) and an Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) official who oversees work on the Shahab-3 ballistic missile program. As head of SHIG, Maleki is involved in multiple aspects of SHIG operations.
The TAMAS Company: TAMAS was named in the annex of UNSCR 1803 for its involvement in enrichment-related activities. The UNSC listed TAMAS as the overarching body, under which four subsidiaries have been established, including one for uranium extraction to concentration and another in charge of uranium processing, enrichment and waste.
Shahid Sattari Industries: Shahid Sattari Industries is involved in the manufacture and maintenance of ground support equipment for SBIG.
The other three entities designated today, Seventh of Tir (a/k/a 7th of Tir), Ammunition and Metallurgy Industries Group (AMIG), and Parchin Chemical Industries, are owned or controlled by, or act or purport to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, Iran's Defense Industries Organization (DIO). The U.S. Department of State designated DIO under E.O. 13382 on March 30, 2007, for engaging in activities that materially contributed to the development of Iran's nuclear and missile programs.
7th of Tir: Seventh of Tir was named in the annex of UNSCR 1737, which described Seventh of Tir as a subordinate of Defense Industries Organization (DIO), widely recognized as being directly involved in Iran's nuclear program. Seventh of Tir has been involved in a variety of international transactions related to weapons procurement. Seventh of Tir has been connected to Iran's centrifuge development program.
Ammunition and Metallurgy Industries Group (AMIG): AMIG was named in the annex of UNSCR 1747 for its relationship with Seventh of Tir, which it controls. AMIG was also designated for its relationship with DIO.
Parchin Chemical Industries: Parchin was listed in the annex of UNSCR 1747. As a subordinate of DIO, Parchin acts on behalf of DIO and is an element of DIO's chemical industries group, importing and exporting chemical goods throughout the world. In April 2007, Parchin Chemical Industries was identified as the final recipient of sodium perchlorate monohydrate, a chemical precursor for solid propellant oxidizer, possibly to be used for ballistic missiles.
Iran Designation Identifier Information Pursuant to E.O. 13382
July 8, 2008
1. Individual: Mohsen Fakhrizadeh mahabadi
AKA: Mohsen Fakhrizadeh
Passport Numbers: A0009228, 4229533
2. Individual: Yahya Rahim Safavi
AKA: Rahim Safavi
AKA: Yahya Rahim-Safavi
AKA: Sayed Yahya Safavi
AKA: Yahia Rahim Safawi
AKA: Seyyed Yahya Rahim-Safavi
AKA: Yahya Rahim Al-Sifawi
Date of Birth: March to September 1952-1953
Place of Birth: Esfahan, Iran
3. Individual: DAWOOD AGHA-JANI
AKA: Davood Aghajani
AKA: Davoud Aghajani
AKA: Davud Aghajani
AKA: Kalkhoran Davood Aghjani
AKA: Da’ud Aqajani Khamena
Date of Birth: April 23, 1957
Place of Birth: Ardebil, Iran
Passport Number: I5824769 (Iran)
4. Individual: MOHSEN HOJATI
Address: c/o Fajr Industries Group, Tehran, Iran
Date of Birth: September 28, 1955
Place of Birth: Najafabad, Iran
Passport Number: G4506013 (Iran)
5. Individual: MEHRDADA AKHLAGHI KETABACHI
Address: c/o Shahid Bakeri Industrial Group, Tehran, Iran
Date of Birth: 10 September 1958
Passport Number: A00030940-04
6. Individual: NASER MALEKI
AKA: Nasser Maleki
Address: c/o Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group, Tehran, Iran
Date of Birth: circa 1960
Passport Number: A0003039
7. Entity: The TAMAS Company
AKA: Nuclear Fuel Production Company
Location: No.84, 20th street. Northern Kargar Avenue. Tehran, 10000. Iran.
8. Entity: SHAHID SATTARI INDUSTRIES
AKA: Shahid Sattari Group Equipment Industries
Location: Southeast Tehran, Iran
9. Entity: 7TH OF TIR
AKA: 7th of Tir Complex
AKA: 7th of Tir Industrial Complex
AKA: 7th of Tir Industries
AKA: 7th of Tir Industries of Isfahan/Esfahan
AKA: Mojtamae Sanate Haftome Tir
AKA: Sanaye Haftome Tir
AKA: Seventh of Tir
Location: Mobarakeh Road Km 45, Isfahan, Iran
Alternate Location: P.O. Box 81465-478, Isfahan, Iran
10. Entity: AMMUNITION AND METALLURGY INDUSTRIES GROUP
AKA: Ammunition and Mettalurgy Industry Group
AKA: Ammunition Industries Group
AKA: Sanaye Mohematsazi
Location: P.O. Box 16765-1835, Pasdaran Street, Tehran, Iran
Alternate Location: Department 145-42, P.O. Box 16765-128, Moghan Avenue, Pasdaran Street, Tehran, Iran
11. Entity: PARCHIN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES
AKA: Para Chemical Industries
AKA: Parchin Chemical Factories
AKA: Parchin Chemical Industries Group
Location: 2nd Floor Sanam Bldg., 3rd Floor Sanam Bldg., P.O. Box 16765-358, Nobonyad Square, Tehran, Iran
Alternate Location: Khavaran Road Km 35, Tehran, Iran