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Cablegate: Designation of Additional Iranian Entities And

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OO RUEHWEB
DE RUEHC #8759 2331802
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 190040Z AUG 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO ALL DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR POSTS COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY TRIPOLI IMMEDIATE 2320-2322

UNCLAS STATE 088759

SIPDIS

C O R R E C T E D C O P Y (CORRECTED LINK IN PARA 3)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KNNP MNUC IR GM PREL PARM EFIN
SUBJECT: DESIGNATION OF ADDITIONAL IRANIAN ENTITIES AND
INDIVIDUALS UNDER E.O. 13382

1. (U) THIS IS AN ACTION REQUEST. PLEASE SEE
PARAGRAPH THREE.

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SUMMARY
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2. (U) THE UNITED STATES DESIGNATED AN ADDITIONAL 5
IRANIAN ENTITIES AND INDIVIDUALS UNDER E.O. 13382
("BLOCKING THE PROPERTY OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
PROLIFERATORS AND THEIR SUPPORTERS") ON AUGUST 12, 2008.
THESE DESIGNATIONS ARE AIMED AT IMPLEMENTING OBLIGATIONS
PURSUANT TO THE FINANCIAL PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN UN
SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS (UNSCRS) 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.

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OBJECTIVES/ACTION REQUEST
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3. (U) POSTS ARE REQUESTED TO PURSUE THE FOLLOWING
OBJECTIVES. IN DOING SO, POSTS MAY DRAW FROM THE MEDIA
NOTE RELEASED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT ON AUGUST 12,
2008, WHICH CAN BE FOUND AT:
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2008/aug/108 160.htm .
POSTS MAY ALSO DRAW FROM THE PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE
DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY ON AUGUST 12, 2008, WHICH CAN BE
FOUND AT: http://www.treas.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac .PLEASE
NOTE THAT THE EU3 WERE NOTIFIED VIA PHONE BY
WASHINGTON.

-- 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 1747 AND 1803.

-- URGE HOST GOVERNMENTS, IN ACCORDANCE WITH OBLIGATIONS
UNDER UNSCRS 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.

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BACKGROUND AND NONPAPER
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4. (U) BEGIN TEXT OF NON-PAPER FOR ALL POSTS:

TREASURY DESIGNATES IRANIAN NUCLEAR AND MISSILE
ENTITIES. AUGUST 12, 2008.

THE U.S. GOVERNMENT CONTINUES ITS EFFORTS TO COUNTER
IRAN'S PURSUIT OF TECHNOLOGY THAT COULD ENABLE IT TO
DEVELOP NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND THE MISSILES CAPABLE OF
DELIVERING NUCLEAR WARHEADS. ON AUGUST 12, 2008, THE
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY DESIGNATED FIVE IRANIAN
ENTITIES THAT ARE OF PROLIFERATION CONCERN FOR THEIR
TIES TO IRAN'S NUCLEAR AND MISSILE PROGRAMS. THESE
ACTIONS PROVIDE FURTHER INFORMATION THAT WILL HELP
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN THE U.S. AND WORLDWIDE PROTECT
THEMSELVES FROM DECEPTIVE FINANCIAL PRACTICES EMPLOYED
BY IRANIAN ENTITIES THAT ENGAGE IN OR SUPPORT
PROLIFERATION.

THE ENTITIES DESIGNATED TODAY INCLUDE THE NUCLEAR
RESEARCH CENTER FOR AGRICULTURE AND MEDICINE (A/K/A
KARAJ NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTER), THE ESFAHAN NUCLEAR FUEL
RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION CENTER (NFRPC), JABBER IBN
HAYAN, SAFETY EQUIPMENT PROCUREMENT COMPANY (SEP CO.),
AND JOZA INDUSTRIAL COMPANY.

ALL FIVE OF THE ENTITIES DESIGNATED TODAY WERE
PREVIOUSLY DESIGNATED BY THE UNITED NATIONS. THE
NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTER FOR AGRICULTURE AND MEDICINE AND
THE NFRPC WERE BOTH DESIGNATED BY THE UNITED NATIONS IN
THE ANNEX TO RESOLUTION 1747 FOR THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN
IRAN'S NUCLEAR ACTIVITIES. JABBER IBN HAYAN, JOZA
INDUSTRIAL COMPANY, AND SEP CO. WERE DESIGNATED BY THE
UNITED NATIONS IN ANNEX III TO RESOLUTION 1803 FOR THEIR
INVOLVEMENT IN IRAN'S NUCLEAR OR BALLISTIC MISSILE
PROGRAMS.

THIS ACTION WAS TAKEN PURSUANT TO EXECUTIVE ORDER 13382,
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
E.O. 13382 ARE IMPLEMENTED BY TREASURY'S OFFICE OF
FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL (OFAC), AND THEY PROHIBIT ALL
TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN THE DESIGNEES AND ANY U.S. PERSON,
AND FREEZE ANY ASSETS THE DESIGNEES MAY HAVE UNDER U.S.
JURISDICTION.

THE NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTER FOR AGRICULTURE AND
MEDICINE, THE NFRPC, AND JABBER IBN HAYAN HAVE BEEN
DESIGNATED PURSUANT TO E.O. 13382 BECAUSE THEY ARE OWNED
OR CONTROLLED BY, OR ACTING OR PURPORTING TO ACT FOR OR
ON BEHALF OF, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, THE ATOMIC ENERGY
ORGANIZATION OF IRAN (AEOI).

PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH IN JUNE 2005, DESIGNATED THE
AEOI IN THE ANNEX TO E.O. 13382. THE AEOI, WHICH
DIRECTLY REPORTS TO THE IRANIAN PRESIDENT, IS THE MAIN
IRANIAN ORGANIZATION FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
ACTIVITIES IN THE FIELD OF NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY, INCLUDING
IRAN'S CENTRIFUGE ENRICHMENT PROGRAM, AND MANAGES IRAN'S
OVERALL NUCLEAR PROGRAM. THE AEOI WAS DESIGNATED BY THE
UNITED NATIONS IN THE ANNEX TO UN SECURITY COUNCIL
RESOLUTION 1737 FOR ITS ROLE IN IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM.

THE NUCLEAR RESEARCH CENTER FOR AGRICULTURE AND MEDICINE
AT KARAJ IS A LARGE AEOI RESEARCH COMPONENT. THE NFRPC
IS AEOI'S CENTER FOR DEVELOPMENT OF NUCLEAR FUEL AND IS
INVOLVED IN ENRICHMENT-RELATED ACTIVITIES. THE NFRPC'S
URANIUM CONVERSION FACILITY, IN OPERATION SINCE 2005,
CAN PRODUCE MOST OF THE URANIUM COMPOUNDS NEEDED FOR
FUEL CYCLE ACTIVITIES. URANIUM CONVERSION IS AN
ESSENTIAL STEP FOR THE CREATION OF NUCLEAR FUEL.

JABBER IBN HAYAN, ALSO PART OF THE AEOI, IS INVOLVED IN
THE FIELD OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE NUCLEAR
CYCLE, IN ADDITION TO PROVIDING A WIDE RANGE OF
LABORATORY SERVICES FOR THE AEOI'S NUCLEAR PRODUCTION
DIVISION.
PRESIDENT BUSH ALSO DESIGNATED IRAN'S AEROSPACE
INDUSTRIES ORGANIZATION (AIO) AND THE SHAHID HEMMAT
INDUSTRIAL GROUP (SHIG) IN THE ANNEX TO E.O. 13382. THE
AIO IS THE OVERALL MANAGER OF IRAN'S MISSILE PROGRAM AND
OVERSEES ALL OF IRAN'S MISSILE INDUSTRIES. SHIG IS
RESPONSIBLE FOR IRAN'S BALLISTIC MISSILE PROGRAMS, MOST
NOTABLY THE SHAHAB SERIES OF MEDIUM-RANGE BALLISTIC
MISSILES. THE AIO AND ITS SUBORDINATE ELEMENTS, SUCH AS
SHIG, OFTEN USE FRONT COMPANIES TO ACCESS FOREIGN
TECHNOLOGY AND RAW MATERIALS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF
IRAN'S MISSILE PROGRAM.

SEP CO. HAS BEEN DESIGNATED TODAY FOR BEING OWNED OR
CONTROLLED BY, OR ACTING OR PURPORTING TO ACT FOR OR ON
BEHALF OF, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, THE AIO. THE AIO HAS
BEEN USING SEP CO. TO PROCURE ON ITS BEHALF SINCE AT
LEAST 2003.

JOZA INDUSTRIAL COMPANY HAS ALSO BEEN DESIGNATED TODAY
FOR BEING OWNED OR CONTROLLED BY, OR ACTING OR
PURPORTING TO ACT FOR OR ON BEHALF OF, DIRECTLY OR
INDIRECTLY, SHIG. IN AN EFFORT TO EVADE SANCTIONS AND
OBSCURE ITS PROCUREMENT EFFORTS, SHIG UTILIZES A SERIES
OF FRONT COMPANIES, INCLUDING THE JOZA INDUSTRIAL
COMPANY, TO PURCHASE GOODS AND MATERIALS.

IN ADDITION TO THESE DESIGNATIONS, IT IS IMPORTANT TO
NOTE THAT THE EUROPEAN UNION ADOPTED A COMMON POSITION
(CP) IMPLEMENTING THE PROVISIONS OF UNSCR 1803, WHICH
ENTERED INTO FORCE ON AUGUST 7, 2008. THE CP UPDATES THE
PREVIOUS EU COMMON POSITION ON RESTRICTIVE MEASURES
AGAINST IRAN AND IDENTIFIED ADDITIONAL ENTITIES AND
INDIVIDUALS TO BE COVERED BY THE RESTRICTIONS ON
ADMISSION AND THE FREEZING OF FUNDS IN UNSCR 1803. THE
AUGUST 7 CP ALSO PRESCRIBES VIGILANCE OVER FINANCIAL
TRANSACTIONS, EXPORT CREDITS, DUAL-USE ITEMS AND CARGO
INSPECTIONS.

END TEXT OF NON-PAPER FOR ALL POSTS.

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REPORTING DEADLINE
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5. (U) PLEASE REPORT DELIVERY OF THE U.S. NON-PAPER AND
ANY RESPONSE WITHIN SEVEN DAYS OF RECEIPT OF THIS CABLE.
PLEASE SLUG REPLIES FOR ISN, T, TREASURY, AND NEA/IR.
PLEASE USE SIPDIS CAPTION ON ALL RESPONSES.

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POINT OF CONTACT
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6. (U) WASHINGTON POINT OF CONTACT FOR FOLLOW-UP
INFORMATION IS KEVIN MCGEEHAN, ISN/CPI, (202) 647-5408,
MCGEEHANKJ@STATE.SGOV.GOV.

7. (U) DEPARTMENT THANKS POST FOR ITS ASSISTANCE.

MINIMIZE CONSIDERED
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