Sunday, March 25, 2007

Institutions and Individuals Sanctioned by UN 1747

The following is a list of 28 additional Iranian institutions and individuals hit by an assets freeze or travel restrictions in the new UN Resolution 1747 adopted yesterday.

ENTITIES involved in nuclear or ballistic missile activities:
-- Ammunition and Metallurgy Industries Group (AMIG), owned and controlled by the Defense Industries Organization (DIO). AMIG is targeted for its role in Iran's centrifuge program.
-- Isfahan Nuclear Fuel Research and Production Center and Isfahan Nuclear Technology Center, part of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), which is involved in enrichment-related activities.
-- Kavoshyar Company, an AEOI front company which is said to have sought glass fibers, vacuum chamber furnaces and laboratory equipment for Iran's nuclear program.
-- Parchin Chemical Industries, a branch of DIO that produces ammunition and explosives as well as solid propellants for rockets and missiles.
-- Karaj Nuclear Research Center, part of AEOI's research division.
-- Novin Energy Company, which operates within the AEOI and has transferred funds on behalf of AEOI to entities associated with Iran's nuclear program.
-- Cruise Missile Industry Group which is responsible for production and development of cruise missiles.
-- Bank Sepah and Bank Sepah International, said to provide support for AIO (Aerospace Industries Organization) and its subordinates.
-- Sanam Industrial Group, an AIO subordinate that has purchased equipment on its behalf for the missile program.

-- Qods Aeronautics Industries, which produces parachutes, para-gliders and para-motors.
-- Pars Aviation Services Company, which maintains various aircraft used by the IRGC air force.
-- Sho'a Aviation, which produces micro-lights.

PERSONS involved in nuclear or ballistic missile activities:
-- Mohsen Fakrizadeh-Mahabadi, a senior Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) scientist and former head of the Physics Research Center (PHRC). The UN nuclear monitoring agency has asked to interview him about PHRC activities, but Tehran has refused.
-- Fereidoun Abbasi-Davani, a senior MODAFL scientist with links to the Institute of Applied Physics, working closely with Fakhrizadeh.
-- Seyed Jaber Safdari, manager of the Natanz (uranium) Enrichment Facilities.
-- Amir Rahimi, head of the Esfahan Nuclear Fuel Research and Production Center.
-- Mohsen Hojati, head of the Fajr Industrial Group, already targeted for travel and financial sanctions for its role in the ballistic missile program.
-- Mehrdada Ketabachi, head of Shahid Bagheri Industrial Group, already targeted for sanctions for its role in the ballistic missile program.
-- Naser Maleki, head of the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group. He is a MODAFL official supervising work on the Shahab-3 ballistic missile program. The Shahab-3 is Iran's long-range ballistic missile currently in service.
-- Ahmad Derakhandeh, chairman of Bank Sepah.

IRGC key persons:
-- Brigadier General Morteza Rezaie, IRGC deputy commander
-- Vice Admiral Ali Ahmadian, chief of the Joint Staff
-- Brigadier General Mohammad Zahedi, commander of ground forces
-- Rear Admiral Morteza Safari, commander of the navy
-- Brigadier General Mohammad Hejazi, commander of the para-military Bassij resistance force
-- Brigadier General Qasem Soleimani, commander of the Qods force, an elite IRGC unit that carries out special operations outside Iran.
-- General Baqer Zolqadr, IRGC officer and deputy interior minister for security affairs.

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