Hara Company

Also Known As: 

Hara Institute

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile


Takhti three-way intersection, Tehran, Iran (central office for defense projects)

Listed in an annex to U.N. Security Council Resolution 1929 of June 9, 2010, as an entity of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), with a role "in Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities and the development of nuclear weapon delivery systems"; with some exceptions, states are required to freeze financial assets on their territories which are owned or controlled by the entity, by its agents, by entities it owns or controls, or by entities determined by the Security Council to have assisted the designated entity in evading sanctions, and to ensure that any funds, financial assets or economic resources are prevented from being made available to it; listed by the European Union on June 18, 2010, as an entity linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; with some exceptions, European Union member states must freeze all funds and economic resources owned, held or controlled by the listed entity, and prevent funds or economic resources from being made available to it; sanctioned by the governments of Canada, Norway, and Switzerland, restricting business and financial transactions with the entity and/or freezing its assets in those countries; added to the Specially Designated National (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on October 25, 2007, 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; listed by the British government in 2011 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement; listed by the Japanese government in 2011 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to missiles and biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons.

Owned or controlled by Ghorb Nooh, which is overseen by Khatam Al Anbia (KAA).

According to Alireza Jafarzadeh (formerly of the National Council of Resistance of Iran), has built tunnels and structures for nuclear and missile projects of Iran's Defense Ministry and is experienced in building anti-radiation walls and ventilation systems; according to Jafarzadeh, is in charge of building a tunnel in the vicinity of Shahrak-e Bazi (northeast Tehran), code-named "Hormuz Tunnel," to be used for nuclear weapons research and development; the tunnel project is reportedly directed by engineer Hashemi-Tabar, and involves engineers Nowroozi-doust and Dehghan; according to Jafarzadeh, Hara Company's "Sadaf Workshop" is involved in building a tunnel at the Isfahan nuclear site; Sadaf Workshop and the Isfahan tunnel project are reportedly directed by engineer Madadi; carries out engineering and tunnel excavation projects throughout Iran, according to Jafarzadeh; directed by Revolutionary Guard Brigadier General Ehtessam, and includes members of IRGC's engineering corps.

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Date Entered: 

August 27, 2008

Date Last Modified: 

June 1, 2012