Yazd Metallurgy Industries

Also Known As: 

Yazd Metallurgy Industry
Yazd Ammunition Industries
Yazd Metallurgical Ind's Co.
Yazd Metallurgical Industries
Yazd Ammunition Manufacturing and Metallurgy Industries
Directorate of Yazd Ammunition and Metallurgy Industries

Weapon Program: 

  • Military


- Pasdaran Avenue, Next to Telecommunication Industry, Tehran 16588, Iran
- Postal Box 89195/878, Yazd, Iran
- P.O. Box 89195-678, Yazd, Iran
- Km 5 of Taft Road, Yazd, Iran





Listed in an annex to U.N. Security Council Resolution 1929 of June 9, 2010, as an entity involved in Iran's nuclear or ballistic missile activities; with some exceptions, the designation requires states to freeze financial assets on their territories which are owned or controlled by the entity, by its agents, by entities it owns or controls, or by entities determined by the Security Council to have assisted the designated entity in evading sanctions, and to ensure that funds, financial assets or economic resources are prevented from being made available by their nationals or by any persons or entities within their territories, to or for the benefit of the listed entity.

Added on April 7, 2009 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.

Identified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury as an end-user of various items provided by Karl Lee, also known as Li Fangwei (Li Fang Wei), and front companies affiliated with LIMMT Economic and Trade Company (LIMMT); allegedly was provided weapons-usable materials by Li Fang Wei and LIMMT, which were indicted on April 7, 2009, by the District Attorney's Office of New York County on charges relating to the misuse of Manhattan banks and the proliferation of illicit missile and nuclear technology to Iran; according to the indictment, in December 2006, a representative of LIMMT sent an agent of Shahid Sayyade Shirazi Industries an invoice addressed to Yazd Metallurgy Industries, for 200 metric tons of high power graphite electrodes in the amount of €220,400; described by the U.S. Department of the Treasury an as entity that is owned or controlled by or acts or purports to act on behalf of the Defense Industries Organization (DIO); subsidiary of Ammunition Industries Group (AMIG).

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

June 1, 2009

Date Last Modified: 

May 2, 2011