Kavoshyar Company

Also Known As: 

Kaavosh Yaar
Kavoshyar Co.
Kavosh Yar Iran Co.
Kavoshyar-Iran Corp.
Kavoshyar Iran Co.
Kavoshyar Iran Company

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear


Vanaq Sq., Shiraz Across No. 71, Molla Sadra Ave., Teheran IR
No. 86 20th St. North Karegar Ave.
No. 71, Mollasadra St. Vanak Sq , Tehran, Iran
P.O. Box 19395-1834, Tehran, Iran
No. 71, Shiraz St., Tehran, Iran


98-21-803-1240, 98-21-803-1242, 98-21-803-1238, +98 (21) 801-0664, +98 (21) 8010-663, +98 (21) 801-0654, +98 (21) 802-4480, +98 (21) 805-1423 to 5, (218) 805-1423


98-21-803-2592, +98 (21) 801-0680


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A subsidiary of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) that has sought glass fibers, vacuum chamber furnaces and laboratory equipment for Iran's nuclear program.

Listed in an annex to U.N. Security Council resolution 1747 of March 24, 2007, as an entity involved in Iran's nuclear or ballistic missile activities; removed from the U.N. list in January 2016 by U.N. Security Council resolution 2231; listed by the European Union on April 21, 2007, pursuant to U.N. Security Council Resolution 1747; removed from the E.U. list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

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 February 16, 2007, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems; removed from the SDN 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, and has had export licenses both granted and denied by that government; listed by the Japanese government in 2015 as an entity of concern for proliferation related to biological, chemical and nuclear weapons.

Attempted to procure four rotary vacuum pumps, components and accessories for use with vacuum pumps for the Nuclear Research Centre for Agriculture and Medicine, but the procurement was denied on April 11, 2003, by a member state of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG); intended recipient of vacuum pumps and components, the procurement of which was denied on January 28, 2002, by a member state of the NSG; intended recipient of an inductively coupled plasma time-of-flight mass spectrometer, the procurement of which was denied in April 2001, by a member state of the NSG. 

Develops and provides advanced non-destructive testing inspection equipment; manufacturer and supplier of radioimmunoassay kits, radiopharmaceuticals, and laboratory equipment; expertise in examining metal structures in aircraft, ships, drilling rigs, bridges, power stations, petrochemical plants, and oil and gas pipelines; previous projects include work at the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant.

Sole shareholder is the AEOI; reportedly a contact person is Mr. J. Torabinejad.

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Date Entered: 

January 26, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

January 16, 2016