Razi Metallurgical Research Center

Also Known As: 

Razi Metallurgy Research Center
Razi Lab for Metallurgy Researches
Razi Metallurgical Institute
Razi Metallurgical Research Centre

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear


- No. 8 Marjan (Farnan) St., Km. 21 Karaj-Makhsous Road, Entrance of Sorkhe Hesar
- PO Box 14515-386, Tehran, Iran


0262 3843368 (line 4), 021 6026838 (line 8), (+9821) 44986950, (+9821) 44986632-9


0262 3843371, 021 602 6938, (+9821) 444986938



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Listed by the British government in 2012 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement, and has had export licenses both granted and denied by that government; intended recipient of an electron microscope and associated components, technology, software and training, the procurement of which was denied on March 7, 2006, by a member state of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG); activities include materials engineering consulting and metallurgical, physical, chemical, and mechanical testing; has laboratory facilities for metallography, mechanical testing, polymeric material testing, chemical analysis, XRF, heat treatment, non-destructive evaluation, and materials preparation; has an X-ray diffractometer, scanning electron microscopes, and equipment for gas chromatography, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and atomic absorption spectrometry. Affiliated with Canada's Sutcast Foundry Technologies, Inc.; director of Mechanical and NDT Labs, S. Nasiri (Sattar Nasiri), allegedly enlisted the aid of Farshid Rohani (management executive at Sutcast) in July 2006 to purchase a magnetostrictive sensor from the Southwest Research Institute in the United States, after the Institute refused to supply the device directly to Nasiri; Nasiri and Rohani were indicted in U.S. federal court in Texas in October 2006 for conspiracy to willfully illegally export U.S. origin commodities without obtaining the required U.S. government authorization; Rohani was sentenced in July 2007 to twelve months imprisonment. Company personnel deny that projects in the military or nuclear fields have been undertaken. Established in 1983.

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Date Entered: 

April 30, 2008

Date Last Modified: 

May 17, 2013