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
A Turkish-Iranian businessman accused of helping Iran evade U.S. sanctions; charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), conspiracy to commit bank fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering; arrested by U.S. authorities on March 19, 2016; co-defendants are Camelia Jamshidy, Hossein Najafzadeh, and Mohammad Zarrab.
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.

A Russia-based wholesale trading company; has assisted Rostam Qasemi in laundering funds on behalf of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
Missile
A Chinese proliferation agent who has supplied Shiraz Electronics Industries (SEI) with missile-applicable items and technology, including U.S.-origin goods. Added on May 17, 2017 to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing his 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; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the entity...
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

According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, acted for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, U.S.-sanctioned Wuhan Sanjiang Import and Export Co. LTD (Wuhan Sanjiang), and for having provided financial material, technological, or other support for, or goods or services in support of, U.S.-sanctioned Shiraz Electronics...

A Dubai-based trading company; part of a network of front companies and individuals acting on behalf of the Government of Iran to circumvent international sanctions; reportedly engaged in petrochemical exports.

Acted on behalf of various Iranian government entities and conspired with Greek businessman Dimitris Cambis to help Iran evade sanctions; acted as a financier for a front company owned by Cambis in order to facilitate the purchase of oil tankers; the tankers were purchased on behalf of National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC).

Reportedly involved in obtaining and...

Nuclear

Listed by the European Union on May 23, 2011 as an entity linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; with some exceptions, European Union member states must freeze all funds and economic resources owned, held or controlled by the listed entity, and prevent funds or economic resources from being made available to it.

Nuclear

Sold tens of thousands of dollars worth of metals to Iran Centrifuge Technology Company (TESA), which produces centrifuges for Iran's uranium enrichment program.

Military
According to the U.S. Commerce Department, attempted to procure U.S.-origin commodities that would provide material support to Iran's weapons of mass destruction and military programs.

A China-based technology research and development company; according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, has procured goods on behalf of Rayan Roshd Afzar Company, a firm that appears on the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) for providing equipment and services to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard...

Military
According to the U.S. Commerce Department, attempted to procure U.S.-origin commodities that would provide material support to Iran's weapons of mass destruction and military programs.
Missile

A China-based exporter of chemicals and related equipment; 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.

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