Featured Suppliers

This page contains profiles of Iran's suppliers researched and written by the Wisconsin Project. These entities -- persons, companies, governments -- are thought to have supplied technology, equipment, material, or expertise to Iran that would enhance Iran's ability to construct nuclear, chemical, biological or advanced conventional weapons or long-range missiles. Many of the entities have been explicitly identified by governments as contributing to these programs.

The suppliers on this page are those the Wisconsin Project has chosen to feature.  For a full list of suppliers on Iran Watch, see the "Alphabetical List of Suppliers."

The Wisconsin Project believes this information to be reliable; however, the Wisconsin Project does not guarantee full accuracy or completeness. The Wisconsin Project invites comment on this information that could aid in presenting a full and accurate picture of the entity described.

Military

An Iranian national who has been a resident of Azerbaijan; according to the U.S. Department of Justice, was involved in a conspiracy to unlawfully export items with military or nuclear applications from the United States to Iran through Canada and the United Arab Emirates.

Military

A China-based company that sells complete unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as well as autopilot systems and engines for UAVs.

Reportedly sells engines manufactured by Oje Parvaz Mado Nafar Company (Mado Company), an Iran-based company with links to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Missile

A North Korean missile specialist with expertise in liquid-fueled ballistic missile systems, according to a U.N. Panel of Experts report.

Suspected of traveling to Iran to support the work of U.N.-sanctioned Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID), according to a U.N. Panel of Experts report; KOMID is North Korea's primary arms dealer and exporter of ballistic missile-related equipment.

Missile

A China-based manufacturer and exporter of metal powder and cemented carbide; determined by the U.S. Department of State to warrant the imposition of sanctions for supporting proliferation-related transfers to or acquisitions by Iran, Syria, or North Korea; has transferred sensitive technology and items to Iran's missile program, according to the U.S. Department of State.

Missile

A North Korean missile specialist with expertise in liquid-fueled ballistic missile systems, according to a U.N. Panel of Experts report.

Suspected of traveling to Iran to support the work of U.N.-sanctioned Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID), according to a U.N. Panel of Experts report; KOMID is North Korea's primary arms dealer and exporter of ballistic missile-related equipment.

Missile

A North Korean missile specialist with expertise in liquid-fueled ballistic missile systems, according to a U.N. Panel of Experts report.

Suspected of traveling to Iran to support the work of U.N.-sanctioned Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID), according to a U.N. Panel of Experts report; KOMID is North Korea's primary arms dealer and exporter of ballistic missile-related equipment.

Missile

A North Korean missile specialist with expertise in liquid-fueled ballistic missile systems, according to a U.N. Panel of Experts report.

Suspected of traveling to Iran to support the work of U.N.-sanctioned Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID), according to a U.N. Panel of Experts report; KOMID is North Korea's primary arms dealer and exporter of ballistic missile-related equipment.

Missile

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 July 12, 2012, freezing his assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S.

Military

A Taiwan-based trading company specializing in consumer electronics; according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, part of an electronic components procurement network run by Hoda Trading and Mohammad Soltanmohammadi on behalf of Iran Communications Industries (ICI).

Military
A Chinese businessman who controls Guilin Alpha Rubber and Plastics Technology Co., Ltd; according to the U.S. Treasury Department, has represented Guilin Alpha in the sale of aircraft brake disks to Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries.
Military
A Chinese national; leads an arms proliferation network supporting Iran's military, including its ballistic missile and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) programs.
Missile
Turkey-based company; supports Iran's missile program, according to the U.S. Department of State; involved in the production and trade of carbon; reportedly involved in the healthcare industry.
Nuclear
Involved in a conspiracy to illegally export U.S. and Canadian-origin computer numerical control (CNC) machines with nuclear applications to Iran.
Missile
A Portuguese company owned and operated by Paulo Vicente; allegedly unlawfully exported U.S.-origin goods, services, and technology with both military and non-military applications to Iran without the required licenses.
Missile

An Iranian-born Canadian citizen; involved in a conspiracy to illegally export U.S.-origin goods, services, and technology with both military and non-military applications to Iran without the required licenses.

Arrested on March 28, 2017 in Blaine, Washington while entering the United States; pleaded guilty on May 4, 2018 to one count of conspiracy to unlawfully export U.S. goods and technology to Iran and to defraud the United States, in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR); on August 20, 2018...

Missile, Military
A telecommunications company charged with sending dual-use technology from the United States to Iran; indicted on December 8, 2015, along with Alireza Jalali and Negar Ghodskani, on charges of conspiracy, smuggling, and money laundering.
Missile

A North Korean missile specialist with expertise in liquid-fueled ballistic missile systems, according to a U.N. Panel of Experts report.

Suspected of traveling to Iran to support the work of U.N.-sanctioned Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID), according to a U.N. Panel of Experts report; KOMID is North Korea's primary arms dealer and exporter of ballistic missile-related equipment.

Allegedly laundered $20 billion of Iranian oil and gas revenue from 2012 to 2016 in violation of U.S. sanctions on Iran.
Nuclear

Supplied hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of aluminum products to Iran Centrifuge Technology Company (TESA), which produces centrifuges for Iran's uranium enrichment program.

Missile, Military
A Hong Kong-based electronics distributor; according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, part of arms proliferation networks supporting Iran's military, including its ballistic missile and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) programs, led by Emily Liu and Rayan Roshd Afzar.
Military

A Hong Kong- and China-based distributor of electronics; has used deceptive practices to supply Iran with U.S.-origin items that would provide material support to Iran's military industries, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Distributes amplifiers, batteries, capacitors, chokes, coils, crystals, inductors, integrated circuits, isolators, micro-controllers, oscillators, optoelectronics, power supplies, relays, resistors, resonators, sensors, transceivers, transducers, voltage regulators, and materials for circuit protection and semiconductors.

Missile

A North Korean missile specialist with expertise in liquid-fueled ballistic missile systems, according to a U.N. Panel of Experts report.

Suspected of traveling to Iran to support the work of U.N.-sanctioned Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID), according to a U.N. Panel of Experts report; KOMID is North Korea's primary arms dealer and exporter of ballistic missile-related equipment.

Missile

A North Korean missile specialist with expertise in liquid-fueled ballistic missile systems, according to a U.N. Panel of Experts report.

Suspected of traveling to Iran to support the work of U.N.-sanctioned Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID), according to a U.N. Panel of Experts report; KOMID is North Korea's primary arms dealer and exporter of ballistic missile-related equipment.

Missile, Military
North Korea's primary exporter of ballistic missile-related equipment and conventional weapons; owned by the North Korean government; overseen by the Second Economic Committee. Designated by the U.N. Security Council on April 24, 2009 pursuant to resolution 1718 (2006), requiring (with some exceptions) states to freeze immediately funds, financial assets and economic resources on their territories that are owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by the entity, and to ensure that funds, financial assets and economic resources are prevented from being made available by their nationals or...
Missile, Military
A Taiwanese national and sales manager of Junbon Enterprises Co., Ltd., in Taiwan. Pleaded guilty in June 2015 to conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and the Iranian Transaction Regulations (ITR) and sentenced to 14 months in prison; from October 2007 to August 2014, conspired with others to ship U.S.-origin dual-use electronic parts from the United States to Iran, via Taiwan; the items had potential applications in missile guidance systems, secure tactical radio communications, and military radar networks and included circuit boards with U.S.-origin...

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