On 28th August, OFAC designated 5 entities and 5 individuals, targeting 2 Iranian regime-linked networks for engaging in covert procurement activities benefitting multiple Iranian military organisations. One network, led by Hamed Dehghan, is said to have used a Hong Kong-based front company to evade US and international sanctions and facilitate tens of millions of dollars’ worth of proliferation activities targeting US technology and electronic components, for persons related to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the Iranian regime’s missile programme. The other network, led by Seyed Hossein Shariat, including the Asre Sanat Eshragh Company, is said to have procured various aluminium alloy products on behalf of components entities owned or controlled by Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL). The Hong Kong front company is named as Green Industries (Hong Kong) Limited.
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