Featured Suppliers

This page contains profiles of Iran's suppliers researched and written by the Wisconsin Project. These entities -- persons, companies, governments -- are thought to have supplied technology, equipment, material, or expertise to Iran that would enhance Iran's ability to construct nuclear, chemical, biological or advanced conventional weapons or long-range missiles. Many of the entities have been explicitly identified by governments as contributing to these programs.

The suppliers on this page are those the Wisconsin Project has chosen to feature.  For a full list of suppliers on Iran Watch, see the "Alphabetical List of Suppliers."

The Wisconsin Project believes this information to be reliable; however, the Wisconsin Project does not guarantee full accuracy or completeness. The Wisconsin Project invites comment on this information that could aid in presenting a full and accurate picture of the entity described.

Missile

Russia's premier theoretical and applied aerospace research facility; military product lines include fighters, bombers and reconnaissance aircraft; helped design and test every major Soviet fighter, airliner, and spacecraft; conducts research in aeroacoustics, aerothermodynamics, gas dynamics, aircraft aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, structural integrity, composite materials, flight dynamic and vehicle control systems, hydrodynamics, lasers and optics, microwave technology, plasma physics, and precision manufacturing.

Missile

Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on July 12, 2012, freezing his assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S.

Missile, Military
North Korea's primary exporter of ballistic missile-related equipment and conventional weapons; owned by the North Korean government; overseen by the Second Economic Committee. Designated by the U.N. Security Council on April 24, 2009 pursuant to resolution 1718 (2006), requiring (with some exceptions) states to freeze immediately funds, financial assets and economic resources on their territories that are owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by the entity, and to ensure that funds, financial assets and economic resources are prevented from being made available by their nationals or...
Missile, Military
A Taiwanese national and sales manager of Junbon Enterprises Co., Ltd., in Taiwan. Pleaded guilty in June 2015 to conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and the Iranian Transaction Regulations (ITR) and sentenced to 14 months in prison; from October 2007 to August 2014, conspired with others to ship U.S.-origin dual-use electronic parts from the United States to Iran, via Taiwan; the items had potential applications in missile guidance systems, secure tactical radio communications, and military radar networks and included circuit boards with U.S.-origin...
Missile

Listed by the Russian Government in July 1996 as an enterprise of the Russian defense complex, "privatization of which is prohibited;" conducts heavy armor research and development and metallurgical research for shipbuilding; development of titanium alloy for submarine hull construction, non-magnetic steels and alloys for anti-submarine vessels, high-strength hull steels, advanced propulsion system materials, and aluminum alloys; development of titanium alloys for machinery system applications; formerly subordinate to the Ministry of the Shipbuilding Industry; state-controlled firm...

Nuclear
German businessman convicted by the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg in 2013 for violating Germany's Foreign Trade Act and War Weapons Control Act in connection with the export of valves from Germany to Iran; received a three-year suspended sentence and a fine of 106,000 Euros; owner and executive director of company MIT-Weimar in Weimar, Germany, which produced valves for industrial plants; reportedly signed a contract for the export of 256 valves to Iran worth 1.9 million Euros;exported 41 valves produced by MIT-Weimar in October 2010, via Turkey, to Iran's Modern Industries Technique...
Nuclear

Listed by the European Union on May 23, 2011 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.