Parchin Chemical Industries

Also Known As: 

Parchin Chemical Factories Chemical Industries Group

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile
  • Chemical
  • Biological
  • Military


Khavaran Road Km 30-35, Parchin Special Road, Varamin, Parchin, Iran


313-0870, 313-0719, 313-0628

Part of Chemical Industries and Development of Material Group (CIDMG), which is a branch of Iran's Defense Industries Organization (DIO); produces ammunition, explosives, and solid propellants for rockets and missiles.

According to the U.S Department of the Treasury, acts on behalf of DIO by importing and exporting chemical goods; according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, was identified in April 2007 as the final recipient of sodium perchlorate monohydrate, a chemical precursor for solid propellant oxidizer, possibly to be used for ballistic missiles; according to the European Union, has worked on propulsion for Iran's ballistic missile program.

Develops and produces explosives, including nitrocellulose, dynamites, ammonium nitrate, and detonating cord; other products include diethyl ether, ethanol, and sulfuric acid; in 2018, began producing "Nanel" relays for use in explosives, construction, and mining; also reportedly produces chemical solvents and nano-materials.

According to the National Council of Resistance of Iran, a center of chemical and biological weapon work containing storage and "glass body" gas production equipment that has allegedly been repaired by its manufacturer, Lampert of Hungary.

Managing directors are Naser Sobhani and reportedly Saeed Soltan Abadi; commercial manager is Naser Majidi.

Established in 1939.


Designated by the U.N. Security Council on March 24, 2007, 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 April 21, 2007, 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 July 8, 2008, 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 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, South Korea, 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 chemical weapons and missiles.

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.

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

January 26, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

December 20, 2023