Mesbah Energy Company

Also Known As: 

Messbah Energy
MEC
Mesbah Energy Co.

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Address: 

- 77 Armaghan Gharbi, Valiasr Blvd., Tehran
- 77 Armaghan Gharbi Street, Valiasr Blve, Tehran
- Tehran, Vali-Asr Street, across from Mellat Park, Western Armaghan, number 77, Iran

A state-owned company subordinate to the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).

Listed in an annex to U.N. Security Council resolution 1737 of December 23, 2006, as an entity involved in Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities at the Arak Heavy Water Complex; removed from the U.N. list in January 2016 by U.N. Security Council resolution 2231.

Listed by the European Union on April 19, 2007, as a provider for the reactor at Arak and pursuant to U.N. Security Council resolution 1737; removed from the E.U. list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

On January 4, 2006, added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) 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.

In 2015, the British government listed Mesbah Energy Co (Sahami Khase) and Mesbah Energy Company Qatran Project as entities of potential concern for WMD-related procurement; on July 12, 2007, added to the U.S. "Entity List" of end users whose activities impose "a risk of diverting exported and re-exported items into programs related to weapons of mass destruction," or that have been sanctioned by the U.S. State Department; listed by the Japanese government in 2015 as an entity of concern for proliferation related to nuclear weapons.

Intended recipient of liquid level gauges, the procurement of which was denied on July 3, 2003, by a member state of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG); intended recipient of steam traps and components for steam traps, the procurement of which (through Azar AB Industry Company/Industries Company (AIC)) was denied on April 14, 2003, by a member state of the NSG; intended recipient of pressure relief valves and specially designed components, the procurement of which was denied on December 4, 2002, by a member state of the NSG; intended recipient of high grade steel pipes and components, the procurement of which was denied on April 30, 2002, by a member state of the NSG; attempted to procure filters, screens and gaskets for pumps for the Pars Oil and Gas Project (POGP), but the procurement was denied on February 18, 2002, by a member state of the NSG.

Intended recipient of pressure switches, micro switches, components and accessories, the procurement of which was denied on February 12, 2002, by a member state of the NSG; intended recipient of tank gauges, components and accessories, the procurement of which was denied on February 12, 2002, by a member state of the NSG; intended recipient of cooling towers, the procurement of which was denied on March 26, 2001, by a member state of the NSG; intended recipient of software and glass filter sets for a spectrophotometer, the procurement of which was denied on December 13, 2000, by a member state of the NSG; intended recipient of a Fourier transform infra-red spectrometer with control software and sampling accessories, the procurement of which was denied on November 8, 2000, by a member state of the NSG.

According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has procured products for Iran's heavy water moderated reactor project; Ali Hajinia Leilabadi has served as director general.

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

January 26, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

January 16, 2016