National Iranian Copper Industries Company

Also Known As: 

National Iranian Copper Industries Co. (N.I.C.I.Co.)
National Iranian Copper Industries Co.
National Iranian Copper Ind. Company
National Iranian Copper Ind.

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile
  • Chemical


  • No.1091, Vali-e-Asr Ave., Tehran 15115, Iran
  • P.O. Box 15115-416, Tehran, Iran
  • P.O.Box 144, Rafsanjan, Iran
  • P.O. Box 144, Rafsanjan, Iran
  • 1091 Valie Asr Avenue, Tehran 15115, Iran


0098 21 88711101
0098 392 2882000
0098 391 2882000
0098 391 2885055
+98 21-8871-1101


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Intended recipient of a Multi Element Probe (MEP) and radiological source for use in a Multi Stream Analyser (for its Sungun Project), the procurement of which (through Svedala Systems AB) was denied in April 2007 by a member state of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

Mines copper, produces copper concentrates, and manufactures copper products, including cathodes, slabs, billets, and wire rods; also operates a molybdenum plant; subsidiaries include Sarcheshmeh Copper Complex, Shahrbabak Copper Complex (Shahr-e Babak Copper Complex), and Sungun Copper Complex (Sungoon Copper Complex).

Company officials include Ahmad Morad-Alizade (managing director), Mahdi Karbasian (chairman of the board of directors), Mohammad Javad Shaikh, Mahmoud Shiri, Mohammad Haji-Aghazadeh, Nosrat Khoshniaz, and Mohammad Esfandiar; established in 1972 as Sarcheshmeh Copper Mines Joint Stock Co of Kerman, and renamed the National Iranian Copper Industries Co in 1976.

Registration Number is 15957 (Iran).


Added on January 10, 2020 to the Specially Designated Nationals (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 13871, which targets Iran’s iron, steel, aluminum, and copper sectors; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the entity or otherwise assisting the entity are subject to U.S. sanctions.

Listed by the Japanese government in 2019 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to missiles and chemical and nuclear weapons.

Sanctioned on July 22, 2010 by the government of Canada for involvement in Iran’s proliferation activities or affiliation with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), prohibiting (with some exceptions) its access to goods, funds, and related services in Canada; Canadian sanctions removed in February 2016.

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. 

Date Entered: 

January 30, 2020

Date Last Modified: 

January 30, 2020