Also Known As:
Foundation of the Oppressed; Bonyad Mostazafan and Janfazan Foundation
Africa Square, P.O. Box 14155-3988, Tehran
Reportedly overseen by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC); listed by the German government as a risky end-user in warnings supplied to its exporters; identified by the British government in February 1998 as having procured goods and/or technology for weapons of mass destruction programs.
Reportedly purchased chemicals, equipment for the nuclear program, and spare parts for Iranian fighter-bombers; manages more than 400 companies and factories; owns the Ghods chain of stores and the Bonyad Export and Import Company (BEXIM); oversees the following companies Alborz, Aliaf, Aliaf P.P.Azar, Bonyad, Baftehaie Kerman, Baresh, Behran, Bonyad Parkett Keshvary, Blour Yazd, Bonyad Aluminium Iran, Caolinit, Daftar Abzar, Damavand Mining Company, Doona Mining, Ekbatana, Eshtiyagh, Holeh Laleh, Irana, Iran Abzar, Iran Choob, Iran Footwear, Iran Kork, Iran Parto, Iran Pouya, Iran Tire, Jahan, Kaben, Kaveh, Khalkhal Neopan, Kordestan Textile, Laleh Naghsh, Novaform, Nezam Abad, Pakris, Panbeh Ghabos, Panbeh Shahid Beheshti, Pars Choob, Rey, Sanate Choobe Shomal, Sanaye Korke Kashan, Saveh Tile, Selkbaf, Sitco, Somic, Tabchem, Tizro, Tizro Trading Company, Tebed, and Ziba.