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Financial Sanctions: Iran 16 May 2008

This news release is issued in respect of the financial measures taken against Iran.

The Treasury advises that following publication of Commission Regulation (EC) No 219/2008 in the Official Journal of the European Union, on 12 March 2008, the Commission of the European Communities has amended Annex IV to Council Regulation (EC) No 423/2007. This EU Regulation was applied and implemented in the Island by means of the European Communities (Iran Sanctions) (Application) Order 2007 and the Iran Sanctions Regulations 2007.

Annex IV to Regulation 423/2007 lists persons designated by the United Nations Security Council or by the Sanctions Committee established pursuant to paragraph 18 of UN Security Council Regulation 1737 (2006).

Regulation 423/2007 also provides for the Council of the European Union to identify persons, not designated by the United Nations Security Council or by the Sanctions Committee established pursuant to paragraph 18 of UN Security Council Regulation 1737 (2006), as subject to the financial sanctions imposed by Regulation 423/2007. Such persons are listed in Annex V to Regulation 423/2007.

Regulation 219/2008 amends the identifying details of certain persons and entities in Annex IV of Regulation 423/2007 and, in some cases, provides additional background information. In addition, certain persons and entities previously shown in Annex V have been included in Annex IV.

Amendments to Consolidated List of Financial Sanctions Targets

Additional information appears in italics.

Individuals

ABBASI-DAVANI, Fereidoun

Position: Senior Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics scientist

Other Information: Has links to the Institute of Applied Physics. Working closely with Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi.

FAKHRIZADEH-MAHABADI, Mohsen

Position: Senior Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics scientist

Other Information: Former Head of the Physics Research Centre (PHRC)

HOSSEINI, Seyyed, Hussein

Position: AEOI official

Other Information: Involved in the heavy water research reactor (IR40) project at Arak.

KARIMI SABET, M, Javed

a.k.a.: SABET, M, Javad, Karimi

Position: Head of the Novin Energy Company

Other Information: The aka M Javad Karimi SABET is listed by the UN as the prime alias and is not used by the EU.

MALEKI, Naser

Position: Head of Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group

Other Information: Also a MODAFL official overseeing work on the Shahab-3 ballistic missile programme. The Shahab-3 is Iran's long-range ballistic missile currently in service.

RAHIMI, Amir

Position: Head of Esfahan Nuclear Fuel Research and Production Centre.

Other Information: Esfahan Nuclear Fuel Research and Production Centre is part of the AEOI's Nuclear Fuel Production and Procurement Company, which is involved in enrichment-related activities.

Entities

ABZAR BORESH KAVEH CO

a.k.a.: BK Co

Other Information: Involved in the production of centrifuge components.

AMMUNITION AND METALLURGY INDUSTRIES GROUP

a.k.a.:

  1. AMIG
  2. Ammunition Industries Group

Other Information: Controls 7th of TIR. Owned and controlled by the Defence Industries Organisation (DIO).

ATOMIC ENERGY ORGANISATION OF IRAN

a.k.a.: AEOI

Other Information: Entity involved in Iran's nuclear programme.

BANK SEPAH

Other Information: Provides support for the Aerospace Industries Organisation (AIO) and subordinates, including Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG) and Shahid Bagheri Industrial Group (SBIG).

DEFENCE INDUSTRIES ORGANISATION

a.k.a.: DIO

Other Information: Entity involved in the nuclear programme. Overarching MODAFL-controlled entity, some of whose subordinates have been involved in the centrifuge programme making components, and in the missile programme.

ELECTRO SANAM COMPANY

a.k.a.:

  1. E.S. Co.
  2. E.X. Co.

Other Information: AIO front-company, involved in the ballistic missile programme.

ESFAHAN NUCLEAR FUEL RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION CENTRE

a.k.a.: NFRPC

Other Information: Part of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran's (AEOI) Nuclear Fuel Production and Procurement Company.

ESFAHAN NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

a.k.a.: ENTC

Other Information: Part of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran's (AEOI) Nuclear Fuel Production and Procurement Company.

JABBER IBN HAYAN

Address:

  1. 84, 20th Avenue, Entehaye Karegar Shomali Street, Tehran, Iran
  2. AEOI JIHRD, PO Box 11365-8486, Tehran, Iran

Other Information: Laboratory of the AEOI involved in fuel cycle activities.

KARAJ NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTRE

Other Information: Part of the AEOI's research division.

KAVOSHYAR COMPANY

Other Information: Subsidiary company of AEOI.

NOVIN ENERGY COMPANY

a.k.a.: Pars Novin

Other Information: Operates within AEOI.

PARCHIN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES

Other Information: Branch of DIO

PARS AVIATION SERVICES COMPANY

Other Information: Maintains aircraft.

QODS AERONAUTICS INDUSTRIES

Other Information: Produces unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), parachutes, paragliders, paramotors etc.

SANAM INDUSTRIAL GROUP

Other Information: Subordinate to AIO.

SHO'A' AVIATION

Other Information: Produces microlights.

YA MAHDI INDUSTRIES GROUP

Other Information: Subordinate to AIO.

Further details of the sanctions regime relating to Iran and links to the consolidated list of individuals and entities subject to these and other financial sanctions regimes may be found on the Customs and Excise pages of the Isle of Man Government web site.

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