Also Known As:
Haydar Karar Center
Heidar Karrar Research Group
Subordinate to Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (SPND), which has been associated with "possible military dimensions to Iran's nuclear program," according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); conducts research on cyber defense systems; has targeted U.S. individuals and companies through computer network exploitation.
Added on March 22, 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.