Featured Iranian Entities

This page contains profiles of Iranian entities researched and written by the Wisconsin Project. These entities - persons, companies, institutes, government agencies - are thought to be contributing to Iran's nuclear, chemical, or biological weapon capabilities or to its missiles or advanced conventional weapon programs. Many of the entities have been explicitly identified by governments as contributing to these programs.

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

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.

Nuclear
Involved in a conspiracy to illegally export Canadian- and U.S.-origin computer numerical control (CNC) machines with nuclear applications to Iran.
Nuclear, Missile, Chemical, Biological, Military
Iran’s defense ministry; responsible for defense research, development, and manufacturing, including support for Iran’s missile and nuclear programs.
Nuclear, Military
Major Iranian steel production company; according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the largest steel maker in the Middle East and North Africa and the largest direct reduced iron producer in the world; produces more than 50 percent of Iran's steel in all major markets.
Missile
An Iranian procurement agent; according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has used a network of companies, including Jestar Sanat Delijan and Sina Composite Delijan Company, to procure ballistic missile propellant and related materials in support of Iran's missile program.
Nuclear, Missile, Military
Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and a member of Iran's cabinet; involved in nuclear or ballistic missile activities, according to the European Union.
Missile
An Iranian businessman who directs Malaysia-based Green Wave Telecommunication, Sdn Bhn and is the commercial director of Iran-based Fanavari Moj Khavar.
Military
Iran's sovereign wealth fund; invests in agriculture, the foreign exchange market, industry, mining, transportation, the nonprofit sector, tourism, and the water industry; has provided foreign currency and other forms of funding to the Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force; has reportedly cooperated with Ba
Missile
An Iran-based company affiliated with the Defense Industries Organization (DIO); has acted on behalf of Parchin Chemical Industries (PCI) as a key intermediary to procure parts that are used to develop missile propellant, according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Has assisted the DIO with civilian and military projects; on behalf of PCI, served as the recipient of hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of centrifuge spare parts used in the production of ballistic missile propellant from China-based suppliers, according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Military
An Iran-based company that produces light and ultra-light aircraft; according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has produced and tested unmanned aerial vehicles for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC); is closely associated with Imam Hussein University (IHU), an IRGC-controlled institution.
Missile, Chemical, Biological, Military
Part of Chemical Industries and Development of Material Group (CIDMG), which is a branch of Iran's Defense Industries Organization (DIO); produces ammunition, explosives, and solid propellants for rockets and missiles. According to the U.S Department of the Treasury, acts on behalf of DIO by importing and exporting chemical goods; according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, was identified in April 2007 as the final recipient of sodium perchlorate monohydrate, a chemical precursor for solid propellant oxidizer, possibly to be used for ballistic missiles; according to the European Union...
Military
Maintains various aircraft, including the MI-171, used by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Air Force; listed by the British government in 2007 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement. Identified as an IRGC entity in an annex to U.N. Security Council Resolution 1747 of March 24, 2007, which lists entities of proliferation concern; with some exceptions, the designation requires states to freeze the financial assets on their territories which are owned or controlled by the entity, by its agents, or by entities it controls; the designation also requires states...
Military
An Iranian company that designs and manufactures unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); a subsidiary of the Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO), a state-owned enterprise subordinate to the Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL); according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has been operated by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). According to the U.N. Security Council, has produced UAVs, parachutes, paragliders, paramotors, and other products used by the IRGC; according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has been used by the IRGC to fund projects...
Military
Supplies components to the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and aerospace programs of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).Has produced technical components for the IRGC's UAVs, software for its aerospace program, and reportedly weapon sights for IRGC rifles; has also produced equipment used by the IRGC to censor social media and telecommunications content in Iran; has entered into defense contracts with the IRGC's Qods Aviation Industries (QAI).
Missile
An Iran-based company specializing in insulation and waterproofing; controlled by Mohammad Ali Hosseini, whom the U.S. Department of the Treasury has identified as a procurement agent for Iran's missile program.
Missile
A subordinate of Iran's Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO). 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; subsequently designated by U.N. Security Council resolution 2231 (2015); with some exceptions, the designation requires states to freeze assets that are owned or controlled by the entity, directly or indirectly, and to ensure that assets are not made available to the entity.
Missile
A subsidiary of Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG), an entity subordinate to the Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO) and responsible for Iran's liquid-fueled ballistic missile programs; according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has played a key role in missile cooperation between Iran and North Korea.
Missile
A subordinate of Iran's Aerospace Industries Organization responsible for Iran's liquid-fuelled ballistic missile program, including the medium-range Shahab-3 (based on North Korea's No Dong missile); 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...
Missile
An Iran-based company specializing in medical equipment and pharmaceutical products; according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, used by Mohammad Ali Hosseini to procure ballistic missile propellant and related materials in support of Iran's missile program.
Nuclear, Missile, Chemical, Biological, Military
A public Iranian university; faculty have conducted research relevant to nuclear weapons, missiles, and drones.

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