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.

Nuclear, Military

A company based in the United Arab Emirates; involved in the procurement of components for Iran's nuclear program, according to the European Union.

Missile, Biological, Military

A Turkish national; involved in procuring equipment for Iran's unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and weapons programs on behalf of the Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL), according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Biological, Military

A Turkey-based company used by Murat Bukey to facilitate business with Iran; involved in procuring equipment for Iran's unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and weapons programs on behalf of the Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL), according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

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.

An Iran-based joint venture between Chinese and Iranian energy companies; has assisted the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) with smuggling oil.
Missile

Listed by the Russian Government in July 1996 as an enterprise of the Russian defense complex, "privatization of which is prohibited;" conducts heavy armor research and development and metallurgical research for shipbuilding; development of titanium alloy for submarine hull construction, non-magnetic steels and alloys for anti-submarine vessels, high-strength hull steels, advanced propulsion system materials, and aluminum alloys; development of titanium alloys for machinery system applications; formerly subordinate to the Ministry of the Shipbuilding Industry; state-controlled firm...

Military
Was involved in the transfer of U.S.-origin ship engines, marine generators, and marine power propulsion equipment to Iran for use by the Iranian military, in violation of U.S. export controls. Added on July 18, 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...
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 subsea engineering consultancy based in the Republic of Georgia and Hong Kong; according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, part of a network used to supply Iran with U.S.-origin items that would provide material support to Iran's military industries in violation of U.S. export controls.

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, other participants in the network include:

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

An Iran-based electronics company; linked by the U.N. Panel of Experts on Yemen to cruise missile components used by the Houthi rebels.

According to Panel of Experts, was the last entity known to have custody of one of two shipments of German-origin 30.600 G OEM pressure transmitters that were later found in Quds-1 cruise missiles used by the Houthis in attacks on civilian targets in Saudi Arabia; had custody of the shipment in March 2018.

Military
A China-based import-export company; part of a network that has facilitated shipments and financial transactions in support of Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries's production, procurement, and maintenance of military aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles.
Military
A computer, communications, and electronics manufacturer based in China; according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, part of a network used to supply Iran with U.S.-origin items that would provide material support to Iran's military industries in violation of U.S. export controls.
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...

A Hong Kong-based company; attempted to procure U.S.-origin items in support of Iran's weapons of mass destruction and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) programs, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.
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.

A Hong Kong-based company; has attempted to procure U.S.-origin items in support of Iran's weapons of mass destruction and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) programs, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Incorporated in Hong Kong in 2013 under the trade name Sunrising Electronics China Limited, which was dissolved in 2017; incorporated in Hong Kong in 2016 under the trade name Sunrising Logistics (HK) Limited, which remains active.

Sanctions

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.
Military

An electronic instrument manufacturer based in Hong Kong; according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, part of a network used to supply Iran with U.S.-origin items that would provide material support to Iran's military industries in violation of U.S. export controls.

According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, other participants in the network include:

Military

An Iran-based company; linked by the U.N. Panel of Experts on Yemen to unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) components used by the Houthi rebels.

According to the Panel of Experts, was the last entity known to have custody of AM7 ignition coils manufactured by a Sweden-based company that were later found in delta-wing UAVs used by the Houthis in attacks on civilian targets in Saudi Arabia.

Established in 2006 or 2009.

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