Bank Melli Iran Investment Company

Also Known As: 


Weapon Program: 

  • Military


- Rafiee Alley, Nader Alley, 2 after Serahi Shahid Beheshti, Vali E Asr Avenue, Tehran, Iran
- No. 2, Nader Alley, Vali-Asr Str., Tehran, Iran
- P.O. Box 3898-15875, Tehran, Iran
- Bldg 2, Nader Alley after Beheshi Forked Road, Tehran 15116, Iran
- P.O. Box 15875-3898, Tehran 15116, Iran


88709070-9, 88713334




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Owned or controlled by Bank Melli.

According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, BMIIC's portfolio includes investments in more than 100 companies across a variety of business sectors including, but not limited to, petrochemicals, industrial contracting, non-ferrous minerals, and financial intermediaries.

Owns or controls BMIIC International General Trading Ltd.Melli Investment Holding International (MEHR)Cement Investment and Development Company (CIDCO)Mazandaran Textile Company, and Melli Agrochemical CompanyFirst Persian Equity Fund and MEHR Cayman Ltd. are owned or controlled by or act for or purport to act for or on behalf of BMIIC and MEHR; Business Registration Number: 89584.


As part of the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Iran, added on November 5, 2018 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 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the entity or otherwise assisting the entity are subject to U.S. sanctions; also designated pursuant 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.

Previously added to the SDN list on March 3, 2009, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems; removed from the SDN list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Listed by the European Union on July 26, 2010 as an entity linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; removed from the E.U. list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

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.

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Date Entered: 

May 12, 2009

Date Last Modified: 

December 11, 2018