Iran Communications Industries (ICI)

Also Known As: 

Sanaye Mokhaberat Iran

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile
  • Military


- P.O.B. 19295-4731, Pasdaran Avenue, Tehran

A subsidiary of Iran Electronics Industries (IEI) specializing in communications technology; owned or controlled by Iran's MODAFL (Ministry of Defense Armed Forces Logistics).

A manufacturer of military communication equipment and systems; produces items used in communication, information technology, electronic warfare, and telecommunication security systems, avionics, optic and electro-optic devices, micro-electronics, and missile launchers; manufactures tactical communication and encryption systems; consists of seven "industries," including Tactical Communications, Communications Security, Telecommunication, Mobile Communications, Parts and Components, Security Systems, and Outsourcing;  capable of computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD-CAM); has developed multilayer printed circuit boards (PCB) and 8 and 16 bit microcontroller development systems; reportedly produces surface-mount device (SMD) circuits; reportedly established in 1978.


Sanctioned 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; 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.

On September 17, 2008, added 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 (WMD) and their delivery systems; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the entity or otherwise assisting the entity are subject to potential U.S. sanctions.

Sanctioned by the governments of Canada, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, and South Korea, restricting business and financial transactions with the entity and/or freezing its assets in those countries; listed by the Japanese government in 2017 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to missiles; listed by the British government in 2013 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement; identified by the British government in February 1998 as having procured goods and/or technology for weapons of mass destruction programs (specifically missile)."

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

January 26, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

September 8, 2014