Also Known As:
No. 39 Alvand Street, 1st Floor, Argentine Square, Tehran, Iran
An Iranian national who supports procurement for Iran's missile program.
Sanctioned by the United States on December December 19, 2014 under the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act; the sanctions apply for two years and ban the U.S. government from procuring from, contracting with, or providing assistance to the entity; sanctioned by the United States under the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act on February 5, 2013 and on May 24, 2011; 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 1, 2011, freezing his 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 individual 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 person, and prevent funds or economic resources from being made available to him; sanctioned by the governments of Norway, Switzerland, and Australia, restricting business and financial transactions with the listed person and/or freezing his assets in those countries.
According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, leads a procurement network that uses companies in Turkey and Iran to provide support to Iran's Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO), an entity which oversees Iran's missile industries; also designated for involvement in the procurement network were Jafari's father, Mohammad Javad Jafari, his mother, Mahin Falsafi (who allegedly operates the network's bank accounts at the Export Development Bank of Iran), his brother, Mani Jafari, Turkish nationals Muammer Kuntay Duransoy and Cagri Duransoy, and the companies Macpar Makina San Ve Ticaret A.S. (Macpar), STEP A.S. (Step Standard Technical Part), Multimat, Ltd. (Multimat Import and Export), Carvana Company, and Machine Pardazan Company.
On July 21, 2010, charged (in absentia) with illegally exporting and attempting to export specialized metals from the United States to Iran, via Turkey, between February 2004 and August 2007; operated Macpar and STEP, both companies with locations in Istanbul and Tehran that allegedly provided support for AIO subordinates and were linked to transactions with front companies for Sanam Industrial Group and Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG); attempted exports of items with aerospace applications allegedly included 660 pounds of D6AC welding wire to Sanam Industrial Group and 4,410 pounds of high-grade, temperature-resistant stainless steel to Heavy Metals Industries (HMI) in Tehran; exports to Iran allegedly included three kilograms of Palnicro brazing alloy to Sahand Aluminum Parts Industrial Company (SAPICO), 621 kilograms of bronze bars to Alborz Rotating Machines Co. and Heavy Metals Industries, and a Keithley digital multimeter to Electronic Equipment Company.