List of Iranian entities, persons targeted for UN sanctions
UNITED NATIONS, March 15 (AFP) Mar 15, 2007
The following is a list of the additional Iranian entities and individuals targeted for an assets freeze or travel restrictions in a draft resolution introduced in the UN Security Council Thursday.
It is contained in an annex to the text that bars Iran from exporting weapons, calls for voluntary trade sanctions and extends the list of those officials or companies subject to financial and travel restrictions because of their links to Iran's nuclear or ballistic missile programs.
- 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.
- Esfahan Nuclear Fuel Research and Production Center and Esfahan 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.
- 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.
- 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.All rights reserved. © 2005 Agence France-Presse. Sections of the information displayed on this page (dispatches, photographs, logos) are protected by intellectual property rights owned by Agence France-Presse. As a consequence, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, transmit, publish, display or in any way commercially exploit any of the content of this section without the prior written consent of Agence France-Presse.