Kala Naft

Also Known As: 

Manufacturing, Support and Procurement Kala Naft Company
MSP-KalaNaft Company
MSP Kala Naft Co. Tehran
Kala Naft Co. SSK
Kala Naft Company Ltd.
Kala Naft Tehran
Kala Naft Tehran Company
Kala Limited
Kala Naft Canada
Kala Naft Company
Kala Naft London Ltd

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Chemical
  • Biological


Sepahbod Gharani Avenue, P.O.Box: 15815/1775 or 15815/3446, Tehran, Iran
NIOC House, 4 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0NE, England, United Kingdom
1102, 233-7 Avenue, S.W. Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2Z1, Canada


9821-71041, (+98 21) 882019, (+98 21) 88912231, 44-207-340-5000, 403-266-4222


(+98 21) 8802657, 9821 8802843, 44-207-340-5103, 403-266-4454 


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A subsidiary of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) in charge of manufacturing support and procurement; trades in equipment for the oil and gas sector that can be used in Iran's nuclear program, according to the European Union.

Attempted to procure bellows seals for the Tehran Oil Refining Company, but the procurement was denied on December 1, 2004, by a member state of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG); has links to companies involved in Iran's nuclear program and attempted to procure very hard-wearing alloy gates "which have no use outside the nuclear industry," according to the European Union.

Has offices in Kish Island, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, China, Russia, and England (Kala Limited); established 1983.


As part of the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Iran, added on November 5, 2018 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 13599, which targets entities controlled by the Government of Iran and Iranian financial institutions; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the entity or otherwise assisting the entity are subject to U.S. sanctions.

Previously added to the SDN list on June 16, 2010, pursuant to the Iranian Transactions Regulations, which target entities controlled by the Government of Iran; removed from the SDN list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, but identified as a part of the Government of Iran, prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties.

Listed 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; removed from the E.U. list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action;

Listed by the British government in 2015 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement, but removed in 2017 after the U.K. withdrew its Iran list; identified by the British government in February 1998 as having procured goods and/or technology for weapons of mass destruction programs.

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

October 15, 2007

Date Last Modified: 

December 10, 2018