Verified Complaint and Superseding Indictment Against Li Fangwei

April 29, 2014

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile
  • Military

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 


6. Li Fangwei is a national of the People's Republic of China. Li Fangwei controls a large network of industrial companies based in eastern China, one of which is LIMMT Economic and Trade Company, Ltd. ("LIMMT").

7. Over the years, Li Fangwei's companies have done a great deal of business with Iran. This business has included selling to Iranian entities various metallurgical goods and related components that are banned for transfer to Iran by, among others, the United Nations because the items are controlled by the Nuclear Supplier's Group (a multinational group that maintains "control lists," which identify nuclear-related dual-use equipment, material, and technology). Li Fangwei has been, among other things, a long-time supplier to Iran's Defense Industries Organization and Iran's Aerospace Industries Organization. In addition, Li Fangwei has been a principal contributor to Iran's ballistic missile program, through entities that have been sanctioned by the United States.