Sanam Industries Group

Also Known As: 

Sanam Industrial Group
Sanam Industrial Production Group
Department 140
Sanam Projects Management (SPM)
Sanam Industrial Company
Sanam Industries Co.

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile

Address: 

- Pasdaran Road 15, Tehran
- 3rd Fl., Sanam Bldg., Nobonyad Sq., Pasdaran Ave., Tehran (19579), Iran
- P.O. Box 19575/596, Tehran, Iran
- Km. 25th of Khavaran Rd., Tehran, Iran (Factory Address)

Phone: 

(+98-21)2546008, (+98-21)2556772

Fax: 

(+98-21)2556830

Subordinate of Iran's Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO) that has purchased equipment for the Iranian missile program on AIO's behalf.

Listed by the British government in 2008 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement; listed by the Japanese government in 2008 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to nuclear weapons and missiles.

Listed in an annex to U.N. Security Council resolution 1747 of March 24, 2007, as an entity involved in Iran's nuclear or ballistic missile activities; with some exceptions, the U.N. designation requires states to freeze financial assets on their territories which are owned or controlled by the entity, by its agents, or by entities it owns or controls; the U.N. designation also requires states to ensure that any funds, financial assets or economic resources are prevented from being made available by their nationals or by any persons or entities within their territories, to or for the benefit of the entity.

Listed by the European Union on April 21, 2007, pursuant to U.N. Security Council resolution 1747, as an entity whose funds and economic resources, and those it owns, holds or controls, must be frozen by E.U. member states, with some exceptions, and within their jurisdiction; E.U. member states must also ensure that funds or economic resources are not made available to or for the benefit of the listed entity.

On July 18, 2006, added to the Specially Designated National (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), 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.

Listed by the German government in 2005 as a risky end-user in warnings supplied to industry; the German government urged caution when initiating commercial dealings with this entity, and suggested that all purchases by this entity must be assumed to serve military aims unless the contrary can be shown by specific and verifiable means.

Sanctioned by the United States in November 2000 for engaging in missile technology proliferation activities; sanctioned by the United States in April 2000 for engaging in missile technology proliferation activities involving Category I items controlled by the Missile Technology Control Regime.

Intended recipient of test instruments and accessories (spectrum analyzers, signal generators and network analyzers), the procurement of which was denied on September 14, 1998, by a member state of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG); reportedly purchased jet mills from Japan's Seishin Enterprise Co. for possible use in the production of missile fuel; allegedly, according to an officer of the Russian Federal Security Service, involved in an attempt in 1997 to obtain components for liquid fuel missile engines from Russia's NPO "Trud;" allegedly, according to an officer of the Russian Federal Security Service, involved in an attempt to construct a wind tunnel to conduct aerodynamic tests at Russia's Central Aero-Hydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI).

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

January 26, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

August 27, 2008