Abu Reihan Group

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile



Subordinate to the Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (SPND), which has been associated with "possible military dimensions to Iran's nuclear program," according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Has conducted research on missile projects and satellite and plasma technology.


Added on March 22, 2019, to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), 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 and their delivery systems; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the entity or otherwise assisting the entity are subject to U.S. sanctions; also subject to the Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations; foreign financial institutions facilitating transactions for the entity may be prohibited from opening or maintaining correspondent or payable-through accounts in the United States.

Listed by the Japanese government in 2019 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to missiles.

Date Entered: 

May 22, 2019

Date Last Modified: 

May 22, 2019