Thursday, October 25, 2007

The New Sanctions List

In the most sweeping action against Iran since the hostage crisis, United States today slapped sanctions against IRGC and its Quds Force, major Iranian banks and eight individuals.

Entities and Individuals Sanctioned for Proliferation Activities:

- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corp (IRGC)

- IRGC owned or controlled businesses:
  • Khatam al-Anbya Construction Headquarters
  • Oriental Oil Kish
  • Ghorb Nooh
  • Sahel Consultant Engineering
  • Ghorb-e Karbala
  • Sepasad Engineering Co
  • Omran Sahel
  • Hara Company
  • Gharargahe Sazandegi Ghaem

- IRGC Individuals:

  • General Hosein Salimi, Commander of the Air Force, IRGC
  • Brigadier General Morteza Rezaie, Deputy Commander of the IRGC
  • Vice Admiral Ali Akhbar Ahmadian, Chief of the IRGC Joint Staff
  • Brigadier Gen. Mohammad Hejazi, Commander of Bassij resistance force
  • Brigadier General Qasem Soleimani, Commander of the Qods Force

- Other Individuals:

  • Ahmad Vahid Dastjerdi, Head of the Aerospace Industry Organization (AIO)
  • Reza-Gholi Esmaeli, Head of Trade & International Affairs Dept., AIO
  • Bahmanyar Morteza Bahmanyar, Head of Finance & Budget Department, AIO

- Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL), including all industrial units under its control

- Bank Melli Iran, its branches and its subsidiaries

- Bank Mellat, its branches and its subsidiaries

Entities and Individuals Sanctioned for Support for Terrorism:

- IRGC-Quds Force (IRGC-QF)

- Bank Sadererat, its branches and its subsidiaries

On December 11, 2006, the UN Security Council had sanctioned an additional 12 individuals and 11 entities for their involvement in nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

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