Iranian Entity: Behineh trading co
Behineh Trading Co
"Involved in furnishing ammunition from Iran via Nigeria to a third country," according to the European Union; listed by the European Union on December 1, 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; sanctioned by the governments of Norway, Switzerland, and South Korea, restricting business and financial transactions with the entity and/or freezing its assets in those countries.
According to a United Nations Panel of Experts report, is a front company for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC - see separate entity record); was discovered by Israel to have been attempting to ship ammunition to Syria in 2009 aboard the MV Francop, which was intercepted by the Israeli Navy; shipped 240 tons of munitions, including rockets, mortar shells, grenades, and rounds of ammunition, to Nigeria in 2010 aboard the MV Everest; Ali Akbar Tabatabaei and Azim Aghajani (see separate entity records) were linked to the Nigerian shipment, according to the United Nations report.
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