Also Known As:
Armed Forces Geographical Organisation
Iranian National Geographical Organisation of Armed Forces
Geographical Organization of Iranian Armed Forces
Ferdowsi Avenue, Sarhang Sakhaei Avenue, Tehran, Iran
"Assessed to provide geospatial data" for Iran's ballistic missile program, according to the European Union; listed by the European Union on June 24, 2008 as an entity linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; with some exceptions, European Union member states must freeze all funds and economic resources owned, held or controlled by the listed entity, and prevent funds or economic resources from being made available to it; sanctioned by the governments of Canada, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Norway, and Switzerland, restricting business and financial transactions with the entity and/or freezing its assets in those countries; listed by the British government in 2010 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement; establishment reportedly authorized in 2006 by Iran's Islamic Consultative Assembly with the objective of preparing military maps of Iran's borders and providing geographical services to the armed forces; reportedly headed by General Mohammad Hassan Nami.