Cablegate: Designation of Additional Iranian Entities And
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TO ALL DIPLOMATIC POSTS COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE
UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 04 STATE 076596
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KNNP EFIN PARM IR
SUBJECT: DESIGNATION OF ADDITIONAL IRANIAN ENTITIES AND
INDIVIDUALS UNDER E.O. 13382
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1. (U) This is an action request please see paragraph
2. (SBU) The United States designated an additional 11
Iranian entities and individuals under E.O. 13382
("Blocking the Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction
Proliferators and their Supporters") on July 8, 2008.
These designations are aimed at implementing obligations
pursuant to the financial provisions contained in UNSCRs
1737, 1747 and 1803, which require Member States to
freeze the assets of entities and individuals designated
by the UN Security Council as being involved in Iran's
nuclear or missile programs.
3. (SBU) Posts are requested to pursue the following
objectives. In doing so, Posts may draw from the Fact
Sheet released by the Department on July 8, 2008, which
can be found at
-- Inform host government officials of the U.S.
designations under E.O. 13382.
-- Notify host government officials that these
designations are aimed at implementing USG obligations
under UNSCRs 1737, 1747 and 1803.
-- Note that Shahid Sattari Industries, an entity not
specifically named in the Iran-related UNSCRs, is owned
or controlled by Shahid Bakeri Industrial Group (SBIG).
SBIG designated in UNSCR 1737.
-- Urge host governments, in accordance with obligations
under UNSCRs 1737, 1747 and 1803, to freeze the assets
of these entities and individuals if they have not
already done so, as well as the assets of persons or
entities acting on their behalf or at their direction,
or by entities owned or controlled by them.
4. (U) Begin text of non-paper for all Posts:
Fact Sheet: Designation of Iranian Entities and
Individuals for Proliferation Activities. July 8, 2008.
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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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.
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,
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,
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
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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,
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
End text of non-paper.
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7. (U) Department thanks Posts for their assistance.