Iranian Entity: Paya Partov
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|Paya Partov Company
Paya Partov Laser Research Center
Paya Partov Industrial & Medical Laser Company
Laser Resaerch Center Paya Partov Co.
Paya Partov Corporation
Paya Partov Laser Research Centre
Paya Partov - Laser Systems
Paya Partov Co.
- End of North Karegar, end of Shahid Abtahi (previously known as 20th street), Azadegan intersection, Unit 16 (building 37), Tehran, Iran
Responsible for research related to laser uranium enrichment; added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on November 21, 2011, 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 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; designated by the Canadian government in November 2011 as an entity contributing to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or to its development of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons or their delivery systems; designation prohibits Canadian parties from providing goods or financial services to the entity or dealing in property held by the entity.
A subsidiary of Novin Energy Company (see separate entity record); "plays a crucial role in Iran's uranium enrichment efforts," according to the U.S. Treasury Department; in 2003, according to Alireza Jafarzadeh (formerly of the National Council of Resistance of Iran), replaced Noor Afza Gostar Company (see separate entity record) as the entity through which all communications regarding Iranian laser uranium enrichment were channeled.
Products include welding, cutting, marking, and medical laser systems; has a Laser Material Processing Laboratory; has conducted research on laser welding of aluminum alloy 2024; according to Jafarzadeh, company officials have included Reza Aghazadeh (see separate entity record), Jamshid Sabbaghzadeh (Jamshid Sabaqzadeh), Mohammad Sadeq Zabihi, and Sha'ban Hosseinzad; shares an address with Iranian National Center for Laser Science and Technology, which is reportedly directed by Sabbaghzadeh; reportedly registered in August 2003 under Registration Number 207096.
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