OFAC LISTS INDIVIDUALS AND ENTITIES SAID TO BE LINKED TO AN IRANIAN DEFENCE ENTITY AND LINKED TO IRAN’S PREVIOUS NUCLEAR WEAPONS EFFORT

A news release from the US Treasury on 22nd March announced that OFAC had designated 14 individuals and 17 entities in connection with Iran’s Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (SPND), which it said has provided support to designated Iranian defence entities and whose key personnel played a central role in the Iranian regime’s past nuclear weapons effort.   This action targets current SPND subordinate groups, supporters, front companies, and associated officials.  It includes the Shahid Chamran Group, the Shahid Karimi Group, and the Shahid Fakhar Moghaddam Group (Shahid Fakhar); as well as 3 key SPND front and cover companies – Pulse Niru, Kimiya Pakhsh Shargh (KPS), and the Paradise Medical Pioneers Company (PMP).

https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm634

https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/OFAC-Enforcement/Pages/20190322.aspx

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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