Also Known As:
3M Mizan Machinery Manufacturing
P.O. Box 16595-365, Tehran, Iran
Acts as a front company for Iran's Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO) in commercial transactions involving sensitive ballistic missile-related material; listed by the European Union on June 24, 2008 as an entity linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; with some exceptions, and within their jurisdiction, European Union member states must freeze all funds and economic resources owned, held or controlled by the listed entity, and must also ensure that funds or economic resources are not made available to or for the benefit of the listed entity.
Listed by the Japanese government in 2008 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to missiles; listed by the British government in 2008 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement.
Added to the Specially Designated National (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on June 8, 2007, 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;
Described by the U.S. Department of the Treasury as an entity that is "owned or controlled by, or acting or purporting to act for or on behalf of Iran's Aerospace Industries Organization"; cited in connection with import and export activities for AIO, in the context of procurement for Iran's missile program, according to an early warning document distributed by the German government to industry in July 2005.
In April 2005, according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, purchased a state-of-the-art crane, probably intended for Iran's Shahab missile program; reportedly ordered and paid some 600,000 euros for the crane, an LTM 1100-5.1 crane from the German firm Liebherr, which left Hamburg aboard a Bahaman flagged freighter named Hual Africa.
Also acts on behalf of the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG); in 2005, helped procure calibration equipment for SHIG that could be used to improve ballistic missile accuracy.