Also Known As:
Noor Afzar Gostar
Noor Afzar Gostar Company
Nour Afza Gostar Company
Nur Afza Gostar
Qods Township, Eivanak Street, Zarafshan Street, opp. Seventh Alley, Iran
A subsidiary of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).
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 November 21, 2011, 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; listed by the European Union on May 23, 2011 as an entity linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; removed from the E.U. list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action; sanctioned by the governments of Canada, Japan, and Australia, restricting business and financial transactions with the listed entity and/or freezing its assets in those countries; listed by the Japanese government in 2015 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to nuclear weapons.
Involved in the procurement of materials for Iran's IR-40 heavy water research reactor at Arak "and probably for Iran's uranium enrichment program," according to the U.S. government; according to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), has operated two secret nuclear sites, the Lashkar-Abad site and the Ramandeh village site; according to Alireza Jafarzadeh (formerly of the NCRI), served as the entity through which all communications regarding Iranian laser uranium enrichment were channeled until 2003, when it was replaced by Paya Partov in that role; according to the NCRI, members of the board of directors have included (as of 2003) Reza Aghazadeh, Dr. Jamshid Sabbaghzadeh, Mahmoud Ashraf Kashani, Mohammad Saeedi, Babak Khodadoust, and Mohammad Hossein Bagheri Rastegar.