A branch of Iran's Defense Industries Organization (DIO); affiliated with the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL); produces military and civilian chemical products and materials; products include, propellant charges, steel and aluminum vessels, and explosives, including RDX, HMX and TNT.
Has supplied carbon fiber and other goods to U.N.-designated entities Shahid Bagheri Industrial Group (SBIG) and Shahid Hemat Industrial Group (SHIG), according to the European Union; listed by the European Union on December 1, 2011 as a person linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon...
One of several companies in Turkey and Iran involved in a procurement network "providing direct support to Iran's missile program," according to the U.S. Treasury Department; alleged to have illegally shipped guided missile parts and dual-use nuclear-related material, including aluminum, steel and iron products and electronic equipment, to Iran.
Has supplied missiles to Iran; added to the Specially Designated National (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on June 13, 2006, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems; according to the Treasury...
November 25, 2013
Reactions to the recently-announced interim nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 have ranged across the spectrum, from cautious but hopeful optimism to skepticism and condemnation.
November 19, 2013
The U.S. response in Syria provides important insights into the situation in Iran, according to a panel discussion hosted by the Wisconsin Project. The likelihood that the United States will use force in Iran during the remainder of the Obama administration, and the credibility of that threat, have both decreased following the Syria episode. The...
November 13, 2013
The second round of serious negotiations on the nuclear issue between Tehran and the West since the surprise election of President Rouhani last summer ended without a deal. Iran and the P5+1 states left Geneva empty-handed yet seemingly closer to a nuclear accord that at any time in the last decade.