Iran Cutting Tools Manufacturing Company

Also Known As: 

Taba Towlid Abzar Boreshi Iran

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear


No.239, Africa Ave., Apartment No.12, First Floor, Tehran, Tehran, Iran






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Manufactures equipment and materials with direct applications in Iran's nuclear program; added on December 13, 2012 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; listed by the European Union on December 1, 2011 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 entity, and prevent funds or economic resources from being made available to it; sanctioned by the governments of Switzerland, Norway, 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 2012 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to nuclear weapons.

Has produced and procured components and material for use in uranium enrichment on behalf of Iran Centrifuge Technology Company (TESA) and Kalaye Electric Company; manufactures parts for IR-1 centrifuges, including casings, magnets, molecular pumps, composite tubes, bellows, and centrifuge bases, according to information presented by Iranian opposition group members in 2011; the Iranian government reportedly confirmed that the factory was producing centrifuge parts, but claimed that the activities were not subject to oversight by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); according to information presented by Iranian opposition group members in 2011, was taken over by Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) in 2006, was then purchased by Equipment Supplier for Nuclear Industries Corporation (ESNICO), before being taken over by TESA.

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Date Entered: 

January 1, 2012

Date Last Modified: 

April 1, 2013