Also Known As:
IRGC Missile Command
Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Missile Command
IRGC-Air Force Missile Command
IRGC Air Force Missile Command
Listed by the European Union on July 26, 2010 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; according to the European Union, is a component within the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Air Force that works with Shahid Bagheri Industrial Group (SBIG) on the Fateh-110 short-range ballistic missile and the Ashura medium-range ballistic missile, and "appears to be the entity that actually has the operational control of the missiles," both of which are solid-fueled; sanctioned by the governments of Canada, Japan, South Korea, Norway, and Switzerland, restricting business and financial transactions with the entity and/or freezing its assets in those countries; added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on June 16, 2010, freezing its assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems; according to the U.S. Treasury Department, is a key element in Iran's ballistic missile operational deployment capability.