Mizan Machine Manufacturing Group

Also Known As: 

Mizan Machine
3M Mizan Machinery Manufacturing

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile


Tehran, Iran
P.O. Box 16595-365, Tehran, Iran

Acts as a front company for Iran's Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO) in commercial transactions involving ballistic missile-related material; in April 2005, according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, purchased a state-of-the-art crane that was "probably intended for use in Iran's Shahab missile program"; reportedly ordered and paid 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 Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG); in 2005, helped procure calibration equipment for SHIG that could be used to improve ballistic missile accuracy; reportedly shares an address with Baharan Factory Group.


Designated by the U.N. Security Council on June 9, 2010, pursuant to resolution 1737 (2006), as an entity involved in Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; subsequently designated by U.N. Security Council resolution 2231 (2015); removed from the U.N. list on October 18, 2023, following the expiration of targeted sanctions contained in resolution 2231.

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, E.U. member states must freeze assets owned or controlled by the entity, directly or indirectly, and prevent assets from being made available to it.

Added on June 8, 2007, to the Specially Designated National (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 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems; also subject to the Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the entity or otherwise assisting the entity are subject to U.S. sanctions.

Sanctioned by the governments of Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, restricting business and financial transactions with the entity and/or freezing its assets in those countries.

Listed by the Japanese government in 2022 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to missiles and nuclear weapons.

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.

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Date Entered: 

January 26, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

December 21, 2023