Bank Mellat

Also Known As: 

Nation's Bank
Mellat International Bank

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear


- Park Shahr, Varzesh Avenue, P.O. Box 11365/5964 Tehran
- Head Office Bldg, 327 Taleghani Ave, 15817 Tehran, Iran
- No. 327, Corner of Forsat and Taleghani St., Tehran 15817 Iran
- P.O. Box 11365-5964, Tehran, Iran
- 327 Taleghani Ave, Tehran 15817 Iran
- Taleghani Ave., Corner of Forsat St., Central Building of Bank Mellat
- No. 15, Corner of Forsat St., Taleghani Ave., Tehran 11144 Iran
- Park Shahr, Varzesh Avenue, Tehran, Iran
- Buyukdere Caddes, Binbir Cicek Sok No. 1, 1. Levent/Istanbul, Turkey (Istanbul Branch)
- Buyukdere Caddes Binbir, Cicek Sok No. 1 34330 Levent, Istanbul, Turkey (Istanbul Branch)
- P.O. Box 67, Levant, Istanbul, Turkey (Istanbul Branch)
- Zya Gokaip Bulvari No. 12, Kizilay, Ankara, Turkey (Ankara Branch)
- P.O. Box 79106425, Kizilay, Ankara, Turkey (Ankara Branch)
- P.O. Box 791, Ankara, Turkey (Ankara Branch)
- Cumhuriyet Bulvari No. 88/A, P.K. 710 3521 Konak, Izmir, Turkey (Izmir Branch)
- Cumhuriyet Bulvari No 88/A 35210 Konak, Izmir, Turkey (Izmir Branch)
- The Keumkan Tower, 13/14 Floor 889-13, Daechi-Dong Gangnam-KU, Seoul 135-280 Korea (Seoul Branch)
- 14th Floor, Bonsol Bldg., 144-27/28 Samsung, Kangnan-ku, Seoul 135-4448 (Seoul Branch)


+98 21 82961, +98 21 82962090, +98 21 82962440, 82962441


98 21 82962702 (Main Branch & Public Relations Division)

E-Mail: (Public Relations Division) (Istanbul Branch) (Ankara Branch) (Izmir Branch) (Seoul Branch)

Entity Web Site: (Istanbul Branch) (Seoul Branch)

Along with all of its offices worldwide, added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on October 25, 2007, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems; 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. parties.

According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has provided banking services in support of Iran's nuclear entities, specifically the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and Novin Energy Company; according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has facilitated the movement of millions of dollars for Iran's nuclear program since at least 2003; has rejected the charges made by the United States in connection with its designation under Executive Order 13382.

One of the largest commercial banks in Iran; has branches abroad (in Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara and Seoul), and holds a minority stake in Europaisch-Iranische Handelsbank AG in Hamburg; other subsidiaries/associates/affiliates in Iran reportedly include Mellat Investment Corporation (~42%), Azad Rahe Tehran-Saveh Company, Bahsazan Mellat Company, Behsaze Mosharekathaye Mellat Company, Chape Bank Mellat Company, Kargozari Bank Mellat Company, Sakhtemaniyeh Bank Mellat Company, and Tolidi Ghand and Tasfiyeh Shekare Ahwaz Company; board members include Esmaeel Saberi, Mohammad Ali Nasrollahi, Dr. Ali Divandari, Abdolkarim Ghavami Far, Mohammad Hassan Mogharei, and Mohsen Fadavi (as of 2007); established in 1980 as a merger of ten private banks; state-owned, but targeted for privatization divestment of 51% of its shares; reportedly formerly known as Mellat International Bank.


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Date Entered: 

August 27, 2008

Date Last Modified: 

August 27, 2008