Shahid Bagheri Industrial Group

Also Known As: 

SBIG
Shahid Baheri Industries Group
Shahid Bakeri Industrial Group
Department 140/14
Shahid Bagheri Industries Group
Mahtab Technical Engineering Company
Composite Propellant Missile Industry
Sanaye Sokhte Morakab
SSM

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile

Address: 

Pasdaran Ave., Tehran, Iran

Subordinate entity of the Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO); listed by the Japanese government in 2008 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to missiles; listed by the British government in 2008 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement.

On July 12, 2007, added to the U.S. "Entity List" of end users whose activities impose "a risk of diverting exported and re-exported items into programs related to weapons of mass destruction," or that have been sanctioned by the U.S. State Department.

Listed by the European Union on April 20, 2007, pursuant to U.N. Security Council Resolution 1737, 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.

Listed in an annex to U.N. Security Council resolution 1737 of December 23, 2006, as an entity involved in Iran's ballistic missile program; 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.

On June 29, 2005, 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 the entity's 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.

Identified by the British government in February 1998 as having procured goods and/or technology for weapons of mass destruction programs (specifically missile), in "addition to doing non-proliferation related business;" according to a 2001 press report, received metals and chemicals used in missile production from the China North Industries Corporation (NORINCO); according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, between 2004 and 2006 was sold goods controlled under the Missile Technology Control Regime, by China National Precision Machinery Import/Export Corporation (CPMIEC); in 2007, reportedly the intended recipient of an intercepted Chinese shipment (through Singapore) of large quantities of a chemical compound used for ballistic missile solid fuel.

Reportedly has shipped materials to the Syrian Research and Study Center in Damascus (possibly the Scientific Studies and Research Center) via Venezuela's Conviasa airline, allegedly including CNC (computer numerical control) machines, computers for controlling missiles and materials for the development of carriers, including for engine production.

According to the German government, linked to composite rocket fuel and missile technology; reportedly responsible for long-range missile development; according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, produces Fateh-110 missiles (200 km. range) and Fajr rocket systems (40-100 km. range) that can be armed with at least chemical warheads; headed by Mehrdada Akhlaghi Ketabachi.

Key financial services provided by Bank Sepah; according to the Japanese government, may use Shahid Hassan Bagheri Industrial Factories Group (SHBIFG) as an alias.

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

January 26, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

January 1, 2009