Abzar Boresh Kaveh Co.

Also Known As: 

  • BK Co.
  • ABK Co.
  • Kaveh Cutting Tools
  • Mojtame-e Abzar Boreshi Kaveh

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear


  • 3rd Km of Khalaj Road, Seyyedi Street, Mashad, Iran 91638
  • Km 4 of Khalaj Road, End of Seyedi Street, Mashad, Iran
  • P.O. Box 91735-549, Mashad, Iran


+98 511 3852003


+98 511 3852004


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An Iranian manufacturing company involved in the production of components for Iran's IR-1 centrifuges, and in procurement for Iran's centrifuge program; controlled by the Ammunition and Metallurgy Industries Group (AMIG) and subordinate to the Defense Industries Organization (DIO).

Designated by the U.N. Security Council on March 3, 2008, pursuant to resolution 1803 (2008), as an entity involved in Iran’s proliferation sensitive nuclear activities or development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; 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.

Listed by the European Union on June 23, 2008 as an entity linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; with some exceptions, EU member states must freeze assets owned or controlled by the entity, directly or indirectly, and prevent assets from being made available to it.

Added on April 7, 2009 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 (WMD) and their delivery systems.

Sanctioned by the governments of Australia and Japan restricting business and financial transactions with the entity and/or freezing its assets in those countries.

Listed by the Japanese government in 2018 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to nuclear weapons; listed by the British government in 2015 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement, but removed in 2017 after the U.K. withdrew its Iran list.

Produces standard and special tools, including milling cutters, taps, reamers, and compound tools; also provides high speed steels, tungsten carbides, and computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines; has produced stationary elements for centrifuge rotors and molecular pumps used to maintain spinning centrifuges under vacuum; has produced the scoops used to extract enriched and depleted uranium hexafluoride (UF6).

Customers include:

According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, shares an address with Amin Industrial Complex; linked to Khorasan Metallurgy Industries.

Alias Kaveh Cutting Tools was designated separately by the United Nations in 2010.

Employees have included Seyyed Hadi Alavi (managing director).

Established in 1993.

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

August 25, 2008

Date Last Modified: 

August 29, 2018