Bakhtar Raad Sepahan

Also Known As: 

Bakhtar Raad Sepahan Company
Bakhtar Raad Engineering Company

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Related Country: 

  • Belgium
  • China


Number 8, Keyvan 2 Building, between 2nd & 3rd Western Avenue, Mohaberat Street, Shahinshahr, Esfahan Iran




Facilitated the purchase of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of Chinese aluminum products for Iran Centrifuge Technology Company (TESA), which produces centrifuges for Iran's uranium enrichment program.

Employee Afsaneh Karimi-Adegani worked with Chinese suppliers in coordination with TAWU Mechanical Engineering and Trading Company (TAWU BVBA), Bakhtar Raad Sepahan’s Belgian branch, to fulfill procurement contracts for TESA; TAWU BVBA managing director Sohayl Talebi established Sanming Sino-Euro Import and Export Co., Ltd in China to facilitate the purchase of Chinese aluminum products and their shipment to Iran; contracted with Henan Jiayuan Aluminum Industry Co. for the supply of more than half a million dollars worth of aluminum products to TAWU BVBA, including Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)-controlled items.

Manufactures rotary metal and non-metal parts for use with oil, gas, and petrochemicals; designs casting and forging molds usable with copper alloy, aluminum, and steel; products include valves, mechanical seals, power plant seals, and paper mill seals; supplies titanium and magnetic alloys from Asia, Europe, and the United States; supplies European-origin military aircraft parts, parts for oil, gas, steam, and petrochemical facilities, chemicals for the petroleum industry, engine parts, and industrial machinery.

Registration number is 33196; national ID number is 10260537186; established in 2008.


Added on July 18, 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.

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Date Entered: 

September 24, 2019

Date Last Modified: 

September 24, 2019