Iran's Chemical Program

This page contains background essays and other documents authored by the Wisconsin Project that describe the history of Iran's chemical weapon-related efforts. These documents provide an overall assessment of Iran's chemical weapon capability.

This page also contains links to other chemical weapon-related content on Iran Watch, including profiles of Iranian entities and their suppliers, summaries of news articles, and documents from the Library published by governments and multilateral organizations.

Iranian Entities

Nuclear, Missile, Chemical
Added:
January 26, 2004
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 May 31, 2013; removed from the SDN list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, but identified as a part of the Government of Iran, prohibiting transactions with U.S....
Nuclear, Chemical, Biological
Added:
October 15, 2007
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 June 16, 2010; removed from the SDN list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action; listed by the European Union on July 26, 2010 as an entity linked to Iran's proliferation-...
Nuclear, Chemical, Biological
Added:
January 26, 2004
Iranian government energy company overseen by Iran’s Ministry of Petroleum; has provided support to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC); has awarded contracts to Khatam Al-Anbia, a construction and development wing of the IRGC. Added on November 8, 2012 to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of...

Suppliers

Chemical
Added:
June 15, 2007
Penalized by China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) in March 2008 for violating export control regulations by exporting, without authorization, glass-lined reaction vessel(s) controlled under China's "Measures on Export Control of Certain Chemicals and Related Equipment and Technologies"; fined 450,...
Chemical
Added:
January 26, 2004
Sanctioned (with all sub-units and successors) by the U.S. Department of State on July 9, 2002 and May 21, 1997, pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the Export Administration Act of 1979 (EAA), for engaging in proliferation activities, and for "knowingly and materially contributing...
Chemical
Added:
March 1, 2009

Effective December 12, 2008, assessed a civil penalty of $200,000 by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) to settle charges that it committed 81 violations of the U.S.