Hossein Tanideh

Also Known As: 

Hosein Tnideh

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Related Country: 

  • Turkey


EGS Bloklari B-3, Blok No. 36, Bakirkoy, Istanbul, Turkey

A procurement agent for Iran's nuclear program.

Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on July 12, 2012, freezing his 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.

In 2010 and 2011, tried to obtain items for possible use in distillation columns for Iran's 40-megawatt heavy water reactor in Arak, according to the U.S. Treasury Department; has served as vice president of the board of directors of Pentane Chemistry Industries and managing director of Sherkate Sakhtemani Rahtes Sahami Company; manager of Turkey-based IDI Foreign Trade Limited Company.

Reportedly procured hundreds of items with nuclear applications from Germany and India and sent them, via Turkey, to Iran's Modern Industries Technique Company, which is involved in the construction of the IR-40 heavy water reactor in Arak; reportedly falsely declared the items as plumbing parts and fixtures; reportedly listed a fictitious entity in Azerbaijan as the end-user for a valve shipment from Germany to Iran, via Turkey.

Led a procurement network that also included Gholamali Kazemi, Kianzad Kazemi, Hamid Khouran, and Rudolf Mayer.

Reportedly arrested by Turkish authorities in January 2013, along with Mesut Atasoy; reportedly subject to an extradition request by German authorities; was reportedly released by Turkish authorities in 2014 and is believed to have returned to Iran.

Iranian passport number is H13781445; born June 9, 1964.

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Date Entered: 

July 17, 2013

Date Last Modified: 

November 19, 2015