S.H. Heritage Holding Limited

Also Known As: 

S.H. Heritage Holdings Ltd.
Heritage Holdings
S.H. Heritage Holding Ltd.

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile

Exporting Country: 




Allegedly a Cypriot company whose general director was Haider Sarfraz; according to a January 2005 letter by Hrihoriy Omelchenko, then a Ukrainian member of parliament (and reported former officer of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU)), an inquiry by the SBU revealed that S.H. Heritage Holding Limited was involved in a scheme to export 20 nuclear-capable cruise missiles, type X-55 and X-55SM (KH-55/AS-15 Kent and KH-55SM/AS-15B, respectively) from Ukraine; Ukraine's prosecutor-general reportedly admitted that 12 such missiles were exported to Iran and 6 to China in 2001.

Iran allegedly also received a KNO-120 ground support system; according to Omelchenko, Satak Co. Ltd and S. H. Heritage Holding Limited of Cyprus allegedly used a fictitious $49.5 million contract for oil industry equipment to conceal the payments for the transfer to Iran; according to Omelchenko, in 2002 Satak Co. Ltd transferred $12 million to S. H. Heritage Holding Ltd., which also received $1.5 million soon thereafter from Iran's Defense Ministry; according to Omelchenko, S.H. Heritage Holding thereafter transferred $7 million to the U.S. firm SP-Trade Inc., which sent $2.25 million into the account of the U.S. firm Interworks LLC, which then transferred $750,000 to an account in Odessa (withdrawn).

Haider was reportedly an Australian citizen of Afghan-Iranian origin, owned S.H. Heritage, and died in 2004 in suspicious circumstances.

Date Entered: 

October 18, 2007

Date Last Modified: 

October 18, 2007