Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferation Sanctions

On Friday, OFAC added the following entities:

MONSOON NAVIGATION CORPORATION, Trust Company Complex, Ajeltake Road, Ajeltake Island, Majuro MH96960, Marshall Islands; Identification Number IMO 5403673 [VENEZUELA-EO13850]. 

 

SERENITY MARITIME LIMITED (a.k.a. SERENITY MARITIME LTD.; a.k.a. SERENITY MARITIME LTD-LIB), Broad Street 80, Monrovia 1000, Liberia [VENEZUELA-EO13850].

and cargo vessels:

LEON DIAS Chemical/Oil Tanker Panama flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9396385 (vessel) [VENEZUELA-EO13850] (Linked To: SERENITY MARITIME LIMITED). 

 

OCEAN ELEGANCE Crude Oil Tanker Panama flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9038749 (vessel) [VENEZUELA-EO13850] (Linked To: MONSOON NAVIGATION CORPORATION).

to its Venezuela sanctions program.

Additionally, the following non-proliferation listing:

BEURKLIAN, Anni (a.k.a. AJAKA, Anni); DOB 17 May 1969; nationality Lebanon; citizen United States (individual) [NPWMD] (Linked To: KATRANGI, Amir). -to- BEURKLIAN, Anni (a.k.a. AJAKA, Anni), Lebanon; Bsalim, Majzoub St. #701, Bldg. #254, 3rd floor, Beirut, Lebanon; DOB 17 May 1969; nationality Lebanon; citizen United States(individual) [NPWMD] (Linked To: KATRANGI, Amir).

and counter-terrorism listing:

BSQRD LIMITED, Mansion House Manchester Road, Altrincham Chesire WA14 4RW, United Kingdom; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions Pursuant to the Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations; D-U-N-S Number 22-369-0096; Company Number 11207847 (United Kingdom) [SDGT] (Linked To: BAZZI, Wael). -to- BSQRD LIMITED, Mansion House Manchester Road, Altrincham Cheshire WA14 4RW, United Kingdom; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions Pursuant to the Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations; D-U-N-S Number 22-369-0096; Company Number 11207847 (United Kingdom) [SDGT] (Linked To: BAZZI, Wael).

were updated.

And the US Treasury:

Treasury Identifies the Venezuelan Defense and Security Sector as Subject to Sanctions and Further Targets Venezuelan Oil Moving to Cuba

Washington – Today, Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin, in consultation with Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, and pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13850, as amended, determined that persons operating in the defense and security sector of the Venezuelan economy may be subject to sanctions.  In addition, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated two companies that operate in the oil sector of the Venezuelan economy, pursuant to E.O. 13850, as amended.  OFAC has also identified two vessels, which transported oil from Venezuela to Cuba, as blocked property owned by the two companies. 

“Treasury’s action today puts Venezuela’s military and intelligence services, as well as those who support them, on notice that their continued backing of the illegitimate Maduro regime will be met with serious consequences,” said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. “The U.S. will take further action if Cuba continues to receive Venezuelan oil in exchange for military support. As we have repeatedly said, the path to sanctions relief for those who have been sanctioned is to take concrete and meaningful actions to restore democratic order.”

Today’s designations, which are a direct response to SEBIN’s illegal arrest of National Assembly members, is intended to target those actors who have had a hand in the repressive Maduro defense and intelligence sector. This includes Venezuela’s oil sector, which continues to be critical to the survival of the illegitimate regime of former President Maduro:

  • Monsoon Navigation Corporation is based in Majuro, Marshall Islands, and is the registered owner of the vessel, Ocean Elegance.
    • Ocean Elegance is a crude oil tanker (IMO: 9038749) that delivered crude oil from Venezuela to Cuba from late 2018 through March 2019.
  • Serenity Maritime Limited is based in Monrovia, Liberia, and is the registered owner of the vessel, Leon Dias.
    • Leon Dias is a chemical and oil tanker (IMO: 9396385) that delivered crude oil from Venezuela to Cuba from late 2018 through March 2019.

For information about the methods that Venezuelan senior political figures, their associates, and front persons use to move and hide corrupt proceeds, including how they try to exploit the U.S. financial system and real estate market, please refer to Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) advisories FIN-2019-A002, “Updated Advisory on Widespread Public Corruption in Venezuela,” FIN-2017-A006, “Advisory to Financial Institutions and Real Estate Firms and Professionals” and FIN-2018-A003, “Advisory on Human Rights Abuses Enabled by Corrupt Senior Foreign Political Figures and their Financial Facilitators.”

As a result of today’s action, all property and interests in property of these entities, and of any entities that are owned, directly or indirectly, 50 percent or more by the designated entities, that are in the United States or in the possession or control of U.S. persons are blocked and must be reported to OFAC.  OFAC’s regulations generally prohibit all dealings by U.S. persons or within (or transiting) the United States that involve any property or interests in property of blocked or designated persons.

U.S. sanctions need not be permanent; sanctions are intended to bring about a positive change of behavior.  For example, on May 7, 2019, OFAC removed sanctions imposed on former high-ranking Venezuelan intelligence official Manuel Ricardo Cristopher Figuera after his public break with Maduro.  The United States continues to make clear that the removal of sanctions is available for persons designated under E.O. 13692 or E.O. 13850, both as amended, who take concrete and meaningful actions to restore democratic order, refuse to take part in human rights abuses, speak out against abuses committed by the illegitimate Maduro regime, or combat corruption in Venezuela.

and State Departments:

The United States Sanctions Venezuela’s Defense and Security Sector

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

May 10, 2019


Today, the United States took action against the former Maduro regime for increasing its intimidation of those supporting democracy in Venezuela, including members of the democratically elected National Assembly. Pursuant to E.O. 13850, the United States determined persons operating in the defense and security sector of the Venezuelan economy may be subject to sanctions.

In addition, we have designated two companies, Monsoon Navigation Corporation and Serenity Maritime Limited, that operate in the oil sector. We have also identified two vessels that transported oil from Venezuela to Cuba as blocked property.

The Venezuelan people continue to suffer at the hands of this despotic regime, aided in no small part by Cuba and Russia. Cuban forces provide intelligence and physical security to help oppress the Venezuelan people. Russian military personnel and companies operate in the defense and security sector. The Maduro regime’s latest cowardly gambit – the arbitrary detention of National Assembly First Vice President Edgar Zambrano – is illegal and inexcusable.

We call on all actors within the defense and security sector to protect and defend the rights of all Venezuelans.

Today’s determination allows the United States to take action against the malign actors that are impeding the will of the courageous Venezuelan people, who demand democracy. The United States continues to stand with them, their interim President Juan Guaido, and the National Assembly, as they work to peacefully restore constitutional order and prosperity to their country.

issued press releases.

Links:

OFAC Notice

Press Releases: Treasury, State

MID-SHIP, a firm out of Port Washington, NY is settling 5 apparent non-self disclosed, egregious violations of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators Sanctions Regulations for $871,837. That represents almost double the value ($472,861) of the 5 funds transfers the company processed that involved blocked vessels on the SDN List.

This final figure is a significant reduction from the base penalty of $1,490,320, which was also the statutory maximum.

Here’s what happened, subsequent to OFAC’s designation in September 2008 of over 100 IRISL vessels – OFAC notes that the designations included the vessels’ IMO (Internatonal Maritime Organization) numbers:

In February and April 2010, MID-SHIP’s subsidiaries located in China and Turkey negotiated three charter party agreements between multiple third parties regarding the transportation of goods from foreign ports to other foreign ports. These parties ultimately nominated two separate IRISL vessels — the M/V Haadi and the M/V Adrian — as the performing vessels for the respective charter party agreements. MID-SHIP was in possession of multiple documents identifying the vessels by their respective IMO numbers and connecting the vessels to Iran, and both vessels were publicly identified by name and IMO number on the SDN List by the time MID-SHIP processed the electronic funds transfers constituting the apparent violations.

MID-SHIP’s culture of compliance appears to have been deficient at the time of the apparent violations. For example, in one instance, a MID-SHIP senior manager discussed receiving an electronic funds transfer in a non-U.S. Dollar currency from a third party after learning a financial institution was holding the payment due to the inclusion of a vessel name included in the remittance field. MID-SHIP managerial personnel were also aware that financial institutions had rejected at least two payments for “administrative reasons,” “security reasons,” or “compliance issues.”

Here is OFAC’s retelling of the General Factors contributing to the final settlement amount:

OFAC considered the following to be aggravating factors:

(1) MID-SHIP demonstrated reckless disregard for its obligations to comply with U.S. economic and trade sanctions;

(2) MID-SHIP managers knew of, and participated in, the conduct giving rise to the apparent violations;

(3) MID-SHIP’s conduct harmed the integrity of the WMDPSR and its related policy objectives by conferring economic benefit to, and dealing in the services of, IRISL; and

(4) MID-SHIP is a global, commercially sophisticated shipping and logistics company that operates in a high-risk industry.

OFAC considered the following to be mitigating factors:

(1) MID-SHIP has not received a Penalty Notice or Finding of Violation from OFAC in the five years preceding the earliest date of the transactions giving rise to the apparent violations, and the transactions constituting the apparent violations account for exactly 0.05 percent of MID-SHIP’s total transactional history during the relevant time period;

(2) MID-SHIP represents that it undertook remedial measures to improve its compliance with U.S. economic and trade sanctions programs, including by taking the following measures:

(a) appointing an OFAC Compliance Officer,

(b) providing training regarding U.S. sanctions to employees,

(c) regularly publishing OFAC compliance statements to all MID-SHIP offices, directing personnel to be vigilant in ascertaining the complete ownership chain and interests of vessels being negotiated by MID-SHIP brokers and to ensure vessels and entities involved in transactions are not listed on the SDN List,

(d) instructing all MID-SHIP shipbrokers to take appropriate measures to include an OFAC compliance clause or clauses in each charter party negotiated by a MID-SHIP shipbroker,

(e) screening every vessel and party to a wire transfer against OFAC’s SDN List, and

(f) ceasing the processing of a transaction relating to a vessel or party identified on the SDN List and providing a report to MID-SHIP’s OFAC Compliance Officer for further action; and

(3) MID-SHIP cooperated with OFAC during its investigation, including by entering into multiple tolling agreements with OFAC, tolling the statute of limitations for 1,231 days.

And OFAC’s lesson to be learned?

This case illustrates the benefits companies operating in high-risk industries (e.g., international shipping and logistics) can realize by implementing risk-based compliance measures, especially when engaging in transactions involving high-risk exposure to jurisdictions or persons

implicated by U.S. sanctions. Furthermore, this case also illustrates the benefits that companies engaging in international transactions can realize by developing and maintaining a culture of compliance where senior management sets a positive example of compliance and encourages staff to comply with the law. Companies engaging in international transactions should take note of and respond accordingly to sanctions-related warning signs, such as payments that are blocked or rejected by financial institutions for compliance or U.S. economic and trade sanctions purposes.

The OFAC Notice, and the Enforcement Information also include links to the Settlement Agreement, which will contain more detail. If I were in the shipping industry, or had a thriving Letter of Credit business, or a maritime insurance business, I would read that carefully.

Links:

OFAC Enforcement Information

Settlement Agreement

On Wednesday, OFAC added the following persons: 

AJAKA, Tony (a.k.a. AJAKA, Antoine); DOB 14 Mar 1968; nationality Lebanon (individual) [NPWMD] (Linked To: KATRANGI, Amir). 
 
BEURKLIAN, Anni (a.k.a. AJAKA, Anni); DOB 17 May 1969; nationality Lebanon; citizen United States (individual) [NPWMD] (Linked To: KATRANGI, Amir). 
 
CHAHINE, Mireille; DOB 01 Mar 1983; POB Beirut, Lebanon; nationality Lebanon; Employee and Accountant at Electronic Katrangi Group (individual) [NPWMD] (Linked To: ELECTRONICS KATRANGI TRADING). 
 
KATRANGI, Amir (a.k.a. ALKANTRANJI, Amir Hachem; a.k.a. KANTRAJI, Amir Hachem; a.k.a. KATRA, Amir; a.k.a. KATRANGI, Amir Hachem; a.k.a. KATRANJI, Amir; a.k.a. KATRANJI, Amir Hachem; a.k.a. KATRANJI, Amir Hashem); DOB 24 Jun 1966; POB Hama, Syria; nationality Syria; Managing Director and Co-founder of Electronic Katrangi Group (individual) [NPWMD] (Linked To: ELECTRONICS KATRANGI TRADING). 
 
KATRANGI, Houssam (a.k.a. EL KATRANGI, Houssam Hachem; a.k.a. EL KATRANJI, Houssam Hachem; a.k.a. KATRANGI, Houssam Hachem; a.k.a. KATRANGI, Hussam; a.k.a. KATRANJI, Houssam Hachem; a.k.a. KATRANKI, Houssam Hashem; a.k.a. QATRANJI, Hussam), Khansa Jnah, Beirut, Lebanon; DOB 27 Nov 1973; POB Ramlet El Baida, Lebanon; nationality Lebanon; Co-founder and Associate of Electronic Katrangi Group (individual) [NPWMD] (Linked To: ELECTRONICS KATRANGI TRADING). 
 
KATRANGI, Maher (a.k.a. EL KATRANGI, Maher Hachem; a.k.a. EL KATRANJI, Maher Hachem; a.k.a. KATRANGI, Maher Hachem; a.k.a. KATRANGI, Maher Mohamad; a.k.a. KATRANJI, Maher Hachem; a.k.a. KATRANJI, Maher Hashem), Khansa Jnah, Beirut, Lebanon; DOB 06 Jul 1967; POB Hama, Syria; nationality Syria; Co-founder and Associate of Electronic Katrangi Group (individual) [NPWMD] (Linked To: ELECTRONICS KATRANGI TRADING). 
 
KATRANGI, Mohamad (a.k.a. ALKTRANJI, Mohammed; a.k.a. KATRANJI, Mohammed); DOB 1928 (individual) [NPWMD] (Linked To: ELECTRONICS KATRANGI TRADING). 
 
ZHOU, Yishan; DOB 08 Dec 1981; POB Guangdong, China; nationality China; Director, EKT Smart Technology (individual) [NPWMD] (Linked To: EKT SMART TECHNOLOGY).  

and entities: 

EKT SMART TECHNOLOGY, 38 Dongtang Jinguang South Road, Xiashan Street, Chaonan District, Guangdong to Shantou, China; Chase Business Centre, 39-41 Chase Side, London N14 5BP, United Kingdom; Company Number 08884792 (United Kingdom) [NPWMD] (Linked To: ELECTRONICS KATRANGI TRADING). 
 
ELECTRONICS KATRANGI TRADING (a.k.a. AL AMIR ELECTRONICS; a.k.a. ALAMIR ELECTRONICS; a.k.a. AL-AMIR ELECTRONICS; a.k.a. AMIRCO ELECTRONICS; a.k.a. E.K.T. (KATRANGI BROS.); a.k.a. EKT (KATRANGI BROS); a.k.a. EKT ELECTRONICS; a.k.a. EKT KATRANGI BROTHERS; a.k.a. ELECTRONIC KATRANGI GROUP; a.k.a. KATRANGI ELECTRONICS; a.k.a. KATRANGI FOR ELECTRONICS INDUSTRIES; a.k.a. KATRANGI TRADING; a.k.a. KATRANJI LABS; a.k.a. LUMIERE ELYSEES (Latin: LUMIÈRE ELYSÉES); a.k.a. NKTRONICS; a.k.a. SMART GREEN POWER; a.k.a. SMART PEGASUS; a.k.a. “E.K.T.”; a.k.a. “EKT”; a.k.a. “ELECTRONIC SYSTEM GROUP”; a.k.a. “ESG”), 1st Floor, Hujij Building, Korniche Street, P.O. Box 817 No. 3, Beirut, Lebanon; P.O. Box 8173, Beirut, Lebanon; #1 fl., Grand Hills Bldg., Said Khansa St., Jnah (BHV), Beirut, Lebanon; 11/A, Abbasieh Building, Hijaz Street, Damascus, Syria; Lahlah Building, Industrial Zone, Hama, Syria; Awqaf Building, Naser Street, P.O. Box 34425, Damascus, Syria; #1 floor, 02/A, Fares Building, Rami Street, Margeh, Damascus, Syria; 46 El-Falaki Street, Facing Cook Door, BabLouk Area, Cairo, Egypt; Website http://www.ekt2.com; alt. Website http://www.katranji.com; alt. Website http://sgp-france.com; alt. Website http://lumiere-elysees.fr; Identification Number 808 195 689 00019 (France); Chamber of Commerce Number 2014 B 24978 (France) [NPWMD] (Linked To: SCIENTIFIC STUDIES AND RESEARCH CENTER). 
 
GOLDEN STAR CO (a.k.a. GOLDEN STAR INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT LIMITED; a.k.a. GOLDEN STAR TRADING & INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT; a.k.a. GOLDEN STAR TRADING AND INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT; a.k.a. GOLDEN STAR TRADING INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT; a.k.a. KASSOUMA FZC; a.k.a. SHAREKAT GOLDEN STAR; a.k.a. SMART LOGISTICS F.S.S.A.L; a.k.a. SMART LOGISTICS OFFSHORE; a.k.a. SMART LOGISTICS TRADING & INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT; a.k.a. SMART LOGISTICS TRADING AND INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT), Al Awqaf building, 5th floor, Victoria Bridge, Damascus, Syria; 2 Floor, Inana Bldg, Damascus Free Zone, Damascus, Syria; Room 707, Fulijinxi Business Center, No. 05, Fuchang Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou, China; Al Alshiah, Mar Mekheal Church, Amicho Building, 3rd Floor, Beirut, Lebanon; Office 112, First Floor, Al Manara Building, Port Street, Beirut, Lebanon; Website http://www.goldenstar-co.com [NPWMD] (Linked To: ELECTRONICS KATRANGI TRADING). 
 
POLO TRADING, Fakhani Building, Korniche Mazraa Street, Beirut, Lebanon; Grand Hills/GF Al Khansa St., Beirut, Lebanon; Website polo-trading.com [NPWMD] (Linked To: KATRANGI, Amir). 
 
TOP TECHNOLOGIES SARL, Ground Floor, Dedeyan center, Dora highway, Metn, Bauchrieh, Lebanon [NPWMD] (Linked To: AJAKA, Tony).

to its non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (NPWMD) sanctions program.

Additionally, they removed the following listings from the Ukraine/Russia-related sanctions program:

EESTI KREDIIDIPANK AS (a.k.a. AS EESTI KREDIIDIPANK; a.k.a. ESTONIAN CREDIT BANK; a.k.a. JOINT-STOCK COMPANY EESTI KREDIDIPANK), Narve Road 4, Tallinn 15014, Estonia; SWIFT/BIC EKRD EE 22; Website http://www.krediidipank.ee; Executive Order 13662 Directive Determination – Subject to Directive 1; All offices worldwide; for more information on directives, please visit the following link: https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Pages/ukraine.aspx#directives [UKRAINE-EO13662] (Linked To: BANK OF MOSCOW). 
 
AS EESTI KREDIIDIPANK (a.k.a. EESTI KREDIIDIPANK AS; a.k.a. ESTONIAN CREDIT BANK; a.k.a. JOINT-STOCK COMPANY EESTI KREDIDIPANK), Narve Road 4, Tallinn 15014, Estonia; SWIFT/BIC EKRD EE 22; Website http://www.krediidipank.ee; Executive Order 13662 Directive Determination – Subject to Directive 1; All offices worldwide; for more information on directives, please visit the following link: https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Pages/ukraine.aspx#directives [UKRAINE-EO13662] (Linked To: BANK OF MOSCOW). 
 
ESTONIAN CREDIT BANK (a.k.a. AS EESTI KREDIIDIPANK; a.k.a. EESTI KREDIIDIPANK AS; a.k.a. JOINT-STOCK COMPANY EESTI KREDIDIPANK), Narve Road 4, Tallinn 15014, Estonia; SWIFT/BIC EKRD EE 22; Website http://www.krediidipank.ee; Executive Order 13662 Directive Determination – Subject to Directive 1; All offices worldwide; for more information on directives, please visit the following link: https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Pages/ukraine.aspx#directives [UKRAINE-EO13662] (Linked To: BANK OF MOSCOW). 
 
JOINT-STOCK COMPANY EESTI KREDIDIPANK (a.k.a. AS EESTI KREDIIDIPANK; a.k.a. EESTI KREDIIDIPANK AS; a.k.a. ESTONIAN CREDIT BANK), Narve Road 4, Tallinn 15014, Estonia; SWIFT/BIC EKRD EE 22; Website http://www.krediidipank.ee; Executive Order 13662 Directive Determination – Subject to Directive 1; All offices worldwide; for more information on directives, please visit the following link: https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Pages/ukraine.aspx#directives [UKRAINE-EO13662] (Linked To: BANK OF MOSCOW).

Link:

OFAC Notice

Earlier today, OFAC designated the following 5 individuals: 

AZARPISHEH, Mehdi (a.k.a. “MANSURI, Mehdi”), Iran; DOB 31 Jul 1983; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Passport 26338775 (individual) [SDGT] [IRGC] [IFSR] (Linked To: ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS (IRGC)-QODS FORCE). 
 
JA’FARI, Mohammad Agha (a.k.a. “JA’FARI, Mohammad”), Iran; DOB 1966; alt. DOB 1967; POB Kashan, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT] [IRGC] [IFSR] (Linked To: ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS AL-GHADIR MISSILE COMMAND). 
 
KAZEMABAD, Mahmud Bagheri (a.k.a. BAGHERI, Mahmud Kazemabad; a.k.a. BAGHERI-KAZEMABAD, Mahmud; a.k.a. KAZEMABAD, Mahmoud Bagheri; a.k.a. KZEMABAD, Mahmoud Bagheri; a.k.a. “BAGHERI, Mahmoud”; a.k.a. “BAGHERI, Mahmud”), Iran; DOB 26 Jun 1965; POB Meybod, Iran; nationality Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Passport J32377129 (Iran) expires 31 Aug 2020; National ID No. 448947941 (Iran) (individual) [SDGT] [IRGC] [IFSR] (Linked To: ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS AL-GHADIR MISSILE COMMAND). 
 
SHIR AMIN, Javad Bordbar (a.k.a. BORDBARSHERAMIN, Javad; a.k.a. BORDBARSHERAMIN, Javad Ali; a.k.a. “BORDBAR, Javad”), Iran; DOB 27 Oct 1981; nationality Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Passport A37845408 expires 24 Aug 2021 (individual) [SDGT] [IRGC] [IFSR] (Linked To: ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS). 
 
TEHRANI, Sayyed Mohammad Ali Haddadnezhad (a.k.a. HADDADNEZHAD, Sayyed Mohammad Ali Jalal), Iran; DOB 1970; nationality Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Passport 32371002 (individual) [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR] (Linked To: ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS RESEARCH AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY JEHAD ORGANIZATION).  

under the Iran and either the counter terrorism or weapons of mass destruction non-proliferation sanctions programs. Interesting that Tehrani was not been designated as a SDGT despite having the IRGC tag…

Links:

OFAC Notice

Press Statement

Heather Nauert 
Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 6, 2018

 

On February 22, 2018, the United States determined under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 (CBW Act) that the Government of North Korea used the chemical warfare agent VX to assassinate Kim Jong Nam, in the Kuala Lumpur airport.

These sanctions are in addition to existing U.S. comprehensive sanctions against targeting unlawful North Korean activities. The sanctions took effect upon publication of this determination in the Federal Register on March 5, 2018.

The United States strongly condemns the use of chemical weapons to conduct an assassination. This public display of contempt for universal norms against chemical weapons use further demonstrates the reckless nature of North Korea and underscores that we cannot afford to tolerate a North Korean WMD program of any kind.

Link:

State Department News Release

Last Thursday, OFAC updated a bunch of different sanctions programs:

The following persons were added to the SDN List under the counter terrorism sanctions program:

ADAN, Abukar Ali (a.k.a. ADEN, Abukar Ali; a.k.a. “Ibrahim Afghan”; a.k.a. “Sheikh Abukar”); DOB 1972; alt. DOB 1971; alt. DOB 1973 (individual) [SDGT]. 
 
AL-FAQIH, Wanas, Mahdia, Tunisia; DOB 1982 (individual) [SDGT]. 
 
AL-GHAZALI, Muhammad (a.k.a. AL-GHAZALI, Muhammad Abd al-Karim; a.k.a. AL-MAWARI, Abu Hisham; a.k.a. MAWARI, Abu Hisham; a.k.a. “Abu Faris”; a.k.a. “Abu Sa’id”; a.k.a. “Rashid”); DOB 1988; alt. DOB 1987; alt. DOB 1989; POB Ibb Governorate, Yemen; nationality Yemen (individual) [SDGT].

These entities were added under the Iran Financial Sanctions Regulations (IFSR) and Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (NPWMD) programs:

SHAHID ESLAMI RESEARCH CENTER, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IFSR]. 
 
SHAHID KHARRAZI INDUSTRIES, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IFSR]. 
 
SHAHID MOGHADDAM INDUSTRIES, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IFSR]. 
 
SHAHID SANIKHANI INDUSTRIES, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IFSR]. 
 
SHAHID SHUSTARI INDUSTRIES (a.k.a. SHAHID SHOSHTARI INDUSTRIES; a.k.a. SHAHID SHOUSHTARI; a.k.a. SHAHID SHUSHTARI INDUSTRIES), Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IFSR].

The following person was removed from the counter narcotics trafficking program:

TOUZARD ROMO, Lucia, Ave. Samuel Lewis y Calle 54, Urb. Obarrio Torre Generali, piso 11, Apartado 0831-02-513, Panama, Panama; DOB 24 Jan 1971; POB Panama; citizen Panama; Passport 0159068 (Panama) (individual) [SDNTK] (Linked To: WAKED MONEY LAUNDERING ORGANIZATION).  
 
The following person was removed from counter terrorism program:
 
SHAQAQI, Fathi; Secretary General of PALESTINIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD-SHIQAQI (individual) [SDT]. 

And, finally, the following individual counter narcotics trafficking listing was amended:
 
AGUINO ARBOLEDA, Junior Onofre (Latin: AGUIÑO ARBOLEDA, Junior Onofre) (a.k.a. “DIOS Y CIEGO”), Colombia; DOB 16 Sep 1989; POB Tumaco, Narino, Colombia; Gender Male; Cedula No. 1087132209 (Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK]. -to- AGUINO ARBOLEDA, Onofre Junior (Latin: AGUIÑO ARBOLEDA, Onofre Junior) (a.k.a. “DIOS Y CIEGO”), Colombia; DOB 16 Sep 1989; POB Tumaco, Narino, Colombia; Gender Male; Cedula No. 1087132209(Colombia) (individual) [SDNTK]. 
 
The State Department issued a press release about the counter terrorism designations:
 
Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
January 4, 2018

 

The Department of State has designated Muhammad al-Ghazali, Abukar Ali Adan, and Wanas al-Faqih as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224. These designations impose strict sanctions on foreign persons determined to have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States. Among the consequences of these designations, all of their property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with them.

As outlined further below, these three individuals are associated with al-Qa’ida affiliates al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), al-Shabaab, and al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), all of which have been designated by the United States as Foreign Terrorist Organizations pursuant to section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and as SDGT entities under E.O. 13224. Al-Ghazali is a senior member of AQAP who is involved in internal security and training of the group’s operatives. Abukar Ali Adan is deputy leader of al-Shabaab. Wanas al-Faqih is an AQIM associate who planned the March 18, 2015 Bardo Museum attack in Tunis, Tunisia that killed at least 20 people.

Today’s action notifies the U.S. public and the international community that Muhammad al-Ghazali, Wanas al-Faqih, and Abukar Ali Adan have committed acts of terrorism. Terrorism designations expose and isolate organizations and individuals, and deny them access to the U.S. financial system. Moreover, designations can assist the law enforcement activities of U.S. agencies and other governments.

A list of State Department-designated FTOs and SDGTs is available here: https://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/other/des/index.htm.

And the Treasury Department issued a press release about the Iranian designations:
 

Treasury Sanctions Iranian Entities

 
JANUARY 4, 2018

Action Illustrates Iranian Regime’s Prioritization of Destabilizing Weapons Systems at the Expense of its People 

Washington – Today, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned five Iran-based entities subordinate to a key element of Iran’s ballistic missile program.  Shahid Kharrazi Industries, Shahid Sanikhani Industries, Shahid Moghaddam Industries, Shahid Eslami Research Center, and Shahid Shustari Industries are being designated pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13382 for being owned or controlled by Iran’s Shahid Bakeri Industrial Group (SBIG).

“These sanctions target key entities involved in Iran’s ballistic missile program, which the Iranian regime prioritizes over the economic well-being of the Iranian people.  As the Iranian people suffer, their government and the IRGC fund foreign militants, terrorist groups, and human rights abuses,” said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin.  “The United States will continue to decisively counter the Iranian regime’s malign activity, including additional sanctions targeting human rights abuses.  We will not hesitate to call out the regime’s economic mismanagement, and diversion of significant resources to fund threatening missile systems at the expense of its citizenry.” 

SBIG, which is responsible for the development and production of Iran’s solid-propellant ballistic missiles, is listed in the Annex to E.O. 13382 and is currently sanctioned by the U.S., UN, and EU.

  • Shahid Kharrazi Industries is subordinate to SBIG and is responsible for the development and production of guidance and control systems for solid-propellant ballistic missiles. 
  • Shahid Sanikhani Industries is subordinate to SBIG and is responsible for casting and curing solid-propellant for Iran’s solid-propellant ballistic missiles.
  • Shahid Moghaddam Industries is subordinate to SBIG and is responsible for the development and production of solid-propellant missile motor cases, ballistic missile launchers, and ground support equipment.
  • Shahid Eslami Research Center is subordinate to, and serves as the research and development organization within, SBIG.
  • Shahid Shustari Industries is subordinate to, and likely was created for the development of fiber materials for, SBIG.

As a result of this action, all property and interests in property of those designated today subject to U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. In addition, foreign financial institutions that knowingly facilitate significant transactions for, or persons that provide material or certain other support to, the entities designated today risk exposure to sanctions that could sever their access to the U.S. financial system or block their property and interests in property under U.S. jurisdiction.

For identifying information on the entities designated today, click here.

Links:

OFAC Notice

State Department Press Release

Treasury Department Press Release

On Tuesday, OFAC updated the terrorism, non-proliferation and Iran sanctions programs by updating the following listings:

AHMADIAN, Ali Akbar (a.k.a. AHMADIYAN, Ali Akbar); DOB circa 1961; POB Kerman, Iran; nationality Iran; citizen Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions (individual) [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- AHMADIAN, Ali Akbar (a.k.a. AHMADIYAN, Ali Akbar); DOB circa 1961; POB Kerman, Iran; nationality Iran; citizen Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions (individual) [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
ARAGHI, Abdollah (a.k.a. ARAQI, Abdollah; a.k.a. ARAQI, Abdullah; a.k.a. ERAGHI, Abdollah; a.k.a. ERAQI, Abdollah); DOB 1945; POB Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Lieutenant Commander, IRGC Ground Force; Deputy Commander, IRGC Ground Forces; Brigadier General; Former Commander, Greater Tehran’s Mohammad Rasulollah IRGC; Former Chief, Greater Tehran Revolutionary Guards (individual) [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]. -to- ARAGHI, Abdollah (a.k.a. ARAQI, Abdollah; a.k.a. ARAQI, Abdullah; a.k.a. ERAGHI, Abdollah; a.k.a. ERAQI, Abdollah); DOB 1945; POB Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Lieutenant Commander, IRGC Ground Force; Deputy Commander, IRGC Ground Forces; Brigadier General; Former Commander, Greater Tehran’s Mohammad Rasulollah IRGC; Former Chief, Greater Tehran Revolutionary Guards (individual) [SDGT] [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]
 
BAQIYATTALLAH UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (a.k.a. BAGHIATOLLAH MEDICAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. BAGHYATOLLAH MEDICAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. BAGIATOLLAH MEDICAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. BAQIATOLLAH MEDICAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. BAQIYATALLAH MEDICAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. BAQIYATALLAH UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES; a.k.a. BAQYATOLLAH MEDICAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY), Vanak Square, Molla-Sadra Avenue, Box number: 19945, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.bmsu.ac.ir/; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- BAQIYATTALLAH UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (a.k.a. BAGHIATOLLAH MEDICAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. BAGHYATOLLAH MEDICAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. BAGIATOLLAH MEDICAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. BAQIATOLLAH MEDICAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. BAQIYATALLAH MEDICAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. BAQIYATALLAH UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES; a.k.a. BAQYATOLLAH MEDICAL SCIENCES UNIVERSITY), Vanak Square, Molla-Sadra Avenue, Box number: 19945, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.bmsu.ac.ir/; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
BASIJ RESISTANCE FORCE (a.k.a. BASEEJ; a.k.a. BASIJ; a.k.a. BASIJ-E MELLI; a.k.a. MOBILIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ORGANIZATION; f.k.a. SAZMAN BASIJ MELLI; a.k.a. SAZMAN-E MOGHAVEMAT-E BASIJ; f.k.a. VAHED-E BASIJ-E MOSTAZAFEEN; f.k.a. “NATIONAL MOBILIZATION ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION”; a.k.a. “RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION FORCE”), Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]. -to- BASIJ RESISTANCE FORCE (a.k.a. BASEEJ; a.k.a. BASIJ; a.k.a. BASIJ-E MELLI; a.k.a. MOBILIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ORGANIZATION; f.k.a. SAZMAN BASIJ MELLI; a.k.a. SAZMAN-E MOGHAVEMAT-E BASIJ; f.k.a. VAHED-E BASIJ-E MOSTAZAFEEN; f.k.a. “NATIONAL MOBILIZATION ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION”; a.k.a. “RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION FORCE”), Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]
 
BONYAD TAAVON SEPAH (a.k.a. BONYAD-E TA’AVON-E; a.k.a. IRGC COOPERATIVE FOUNDATION; a.k.a. SEPAH COOPERATIVE FOUNDATION), Niayes Highway, Seoul Street, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- BONYAD TAAVON SEPAH (a.k.a. BONYAD-E TA’AVON-E; a.k.a. IRGC COOPERATIVE FOUNDATION; a.k.a. SEPAH COOPERATIVE FOUNDATION), Niayes Highway, Seoul Street, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
DEEP OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY,  P.J.S., 1st Floor, Sadra Building, No. 3, Shafagh Street, Shahid Dadman Boulevard, Paknejad Boulevard, 7th Phase, Shahrake-E-Quds, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- DEEP OFFSHORE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY,  P.J.S., 1st Floor, Sadra Building, No. 3, Shafagh Street, Shahid Dadman Boulevard, Paknejad Boulevard, 7th Phase, Shahrake-E-Quds, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
FATER ENGINEERING INSTITUTE (a.k.a. FAATER INSTITUTE; a.k.a. FATER ENGINEERING COMPANY; a.k.a. GHARARGAH GHAEM FAATER INSTITUTE), No. 25, Valiasr Jonoobi, Azizi Street, Azadi Sq. NE, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- FATER ENGINEERING INSTITUTE (a.k.a. FAATER INSTITUTE; a.k.a. FATER ENGINEERING COMPANY; a.k.a. GHARARGAH GHAEM FAATER INSTITUTE), No. 25, Valiasr Jonoobi, Azizi Street, Azadi Sq. NE, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
FATTAH, Parviz (a.k.a. FATTAH-QAREHBAGHI, Parviz); DOB 1961; alt. DOB 1962; POB Urmia, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions (individual) [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- FATTAH, Parviz (a.k.a. FATTAH-QAREHBAGHI, Parviz); DOB 1961; alt. DOB 1962; POB Urmia, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions (individual) [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
FORUZANDEH, Ahmed (a.k.a. FAYRUZI, Ahmad; a.k.a. FOROOZANDEH, Ahmad; a.k.a. FORUZANDEH, Ahmad; a.k.a. FRUZANDAH, Ahmad; a.k.a. “ABU AHMAD ISHAB”; a.k.a. “ABU SHAHAB”; a.k.a. “JAFARI”), Qods Force Central Headquarters, Former U.S. Embassy Compound, Tehran, Iran; DOB circa 1960; alt. DOB 1957; alt. DOB circa 1955; alt. DOB circa 1958; alt. DOB circa 1959; alt. DOB circa 1961; alt. DOB circa 1962; alt. DOB circa 1963; POB Kermanshah, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Brigadier General, Commanding Officer of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force Ramazan Corps; Deputy Commander of the Ramazan Headquarters; Chief of Staff of the Iraq Crisis Staff (individual) [IRAQ3] [IRGC]. -to- FORUZANDEH, Ahmed (a.k.a. FAYRUZI, Ahmad; a.k.a. FOROOZANDEH, Ahmad; a.k.a. FORUZANDEH, Ahmad; a.k.a. FRUZANDAH, Ahmad; a.k.a. “ABU AHMAD ISHAB”; a.k.a. “ABU SHAHAB”; a.k.a. “JAFARI”), Qods Force Central Headquarters, Former U.S. Embassy Compound, Tehran, Iran; DOB circa 1960; alt. DOB 1957; alt. DOB circa 1955; alt. DOB circa 1958; alt. DOB circa 1959; alt. DOB circa 1961; alt. DOB circa 1962; alt. DOB circa 1963; POB Kermanshah, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Brigadier General, Commanding Officer of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force Ramazan Corps; Deputy Commander of the Ramazan Headquarters; Chief of Staff of the Iraq Crisis Staff (individual) [SDGT] [IRAQ3] [IRGC]
 
GHARARGAHE SAZANDEGI GHAEM (a.k.a. GHARARGAH GHAEM), No. 25, Valiasr St., Azadi Sq., Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- GHARARGAHE SAZANDEGI GHAEM (a.k.a. GHARARGAH GHAEM), No. 25, Valiasr St., Azadi Sq., Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
GHORB KARBALA (a.k.a. GHARARGAH KARBALA; a.k.a. GHARARGAH SAZANDEGI KARBALA-MOASSESEH TAHA), No. 2 Firouzeh Alley, Shahid Hadjipour St., Resalat Highway, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- GHORB KARBALA (a.k.a. GHARARGAH KARBALA; a.k.a. GHARARGAH SAZANDEGI KARBALA-MOASSESEH TAHA), No. 2 Firouzeh Alley, Shahid Hadjipour St., Resalat Highway, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
GHORB NOOH, P.O. Box 16765-3476, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- GHORB NOOH, P.O. Box 16765-3476, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
HARA COMPANY (a.k.a. HARA INSTITUTE), Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- HARA COMPANY (a.k.a. HARA INSTITUTE), Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
HEJAZI, Mohammad; DOB circa 1959; nationality Iran; citizen Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions (individual) [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- HEJAZI, Mohammad; DOB circa 1959; nationality Iran; citizen Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions (individual) [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
IMAM HOSSEIN UNIVERSITY (a.k.a. EMAM HOSEYN COMPREHENSIVE UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. IHU; a.k.a. IMAAM HOSSEIN UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. IMAM HOSEYN UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. IMAM HOSSEIN UNIVERSITY COMPLEX; a.k.a. IMAM HUSSEIN UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. UNIVERSITY OF IMAM HOSEYN), Near Fourth Square, Tehran Pars, Shahid Babaie Highway, near Hakimiyeh and Mini-city, Tehran, Iran; Kilometer 11, Shahid Babaei Highway, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.ihu.ac.ir; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- IMAM HOSSEIN UNIVERSITY (a.k.a. EMAM HOSEYN COMPREHENSIVE UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. IHU; a.k.a. IMAAM HOSSEIN UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. IMAM HOSEYN UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. IMAM HOSSEIN UNIVERSITY COMPLEX; a.k.a. IMAM HUSSEIN UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. UNIVERSITY OF IMAM HOSEYN), Near Fourth Square, Tehran Pars, Shahid Babaie Highway, near Hakimiyeh and Mini-city, Tehran, Iran; Kilometer 11, Shahid Babaei Highway, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.ihu.ac.ir; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
IMENSAZEN CONSULTANT ENGINEERS INSTITUTE, No. 5/1, Niroo Alley, Padegan-e-Valiasr Street, Sepah Square, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- IMENSAZEN CONSULTANT ENGINEERS INSTITUTE, No. 5/1, Niroo Alley, Padegan-e-Valiasr Street, Sepah Square, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
IRAN MARINE INDUSTRIAL COMPANY, SADRA (a.k.a. IRAN MARINE INDUSTRIAL COMPANY SSA; a.k.a. IRAN SADRA; a.k.a. IRAN SHIP BUILDING CO.; a.k.a. SADRA; a.k.a. SHERKATE SANATI DARYAI IRAN), 3rd Floor Aftab Building, No. 3 Shafagh Street, Dadman Blvd, Phase 7, Shahrak Ghods, P.O. Box 14665-495, Tehran, Iran; Office E-43 Torre E- Piso 4, Centrao Commercial Lido Av., Francisco de Miranda, Caracas, Venezuela; Website http://www.sadra.ir; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- IRAN MARINE INDUSTRIAL COMPANY, SADRA (a.k.a. IRAN MARINE INDUSTRIAL COMPANY SSA; a.k.a. IRAN SADRA; a.k.a. IRAN SHIP BUILDING CO.; a.k.a. SADRA; a.k.a. SHERKATE SANATI DARYAI IRAN), 3rd Floor Aftab Building, No. 3 Shafagh Street, Dadman Blvd, Phase 7, Shahrak Ghods, P.O. Box 14665-495, Tehran, Iran; Office E-43 Torre E- Piso 4, Centrao Commercial Lido Av., Francisco de Miranda, Caracas, Venezuela; Website http://www.sadra.ir; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS AEROSPACE FORCE SELF SUFFICIENCY JIHAD ORGANIZATION (a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS AEROSPACE FORCE RESEARCH AND SELF SUFFICIENCY JEHAD ORGANIZATION; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS AEROSPACE FORCE SELF-SUFFICIENCY JEHAD ORGANIZATION), Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS AEROSPACE FORCE SELF SUFFICIENCY JIHAD ORGANIZATION (a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS AEROSPACE FORCE RESEARCH AND SELF SUFFICIENCY JEHAD ORGANIZATION; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS AEROSPACE FORCE SELF-SUFFICIENCY JEHAD ORGANIZATION), Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS AIR FORCE (a.k.a. IRGC AIR FORCE; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN AIR FORCE), Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS AIR FORCE (a.k.a. IRGC AIR FORCE; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN AIR FORCE), Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS AL-GHADIR MISSILE COMMAND (a.k.a. IRGC AIR FORCE AL-GHADIR MISSILE COMMAND; a.k.a. IRGC MISSILE COMMAND), Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS AL-GHADIR MISSILE COMMAND (a.k.a. IRGC AIR FORCE AL-GHADIR MISSILE COMMAND; a.k.a. IRGC MISSILE COMMAND), Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS RESEARCH AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY JEHAD ORGANIZATION (a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS RESEARCH AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY JIHAD ORGANIZATION; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS SELF-SUFFICIENCY JEHAD ORGANIZATION), Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS RESEARCH AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY JEHAD ORGANIZATION (a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS RESEARCH AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY JIHAD ORGANIZATION; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS SELF-SUFFICIENCY JEHAD ORGANIZATION), Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
JAFARI, Mohammad Ali (a.k.a. JAFARI, Ali; a.k.a. JA’FARI, Mohammad Ali; a.k.a. JAFARI-NAJAFABADI, Mohammad Ali; a.k.a. “JA’FARI, Aziz”), c/o IRGC, Tehran, Iran; DOB 01 Sep 1957; POB Yazd, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Commander-in-Chief, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps; Commander, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps; Major General; Brigadier Commander (individual) [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR] [IRAN-HR]. -to- JAFARI, Mohammad Ali (a.k.a. JAFARI, Ali; a.k.a. JA’FARI, Mohammad Ali; a.k.a. JAFARI-NAJAFABADI, Mohammad Ali; a.k.a. “JA’FARI, Aziz”), c/o IRGC, Tehran, Iran; DOB 01 Sep 1957; POB Yazd, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Commander-in-Chief, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps; Commander, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps; Major General; Brigadier Commander (individual) [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR] [IRAN-HR]
 
KHATAM OL ANBIA GHARARGAH SAZANDEGI NOOH (a.k.a. GHORB KHATAM; a.k.a. KHATAM AL-ANBYA; a.k.a. KHATAM OL AMBIA), No. 221, Phase 4, North Falamak-Zarafshan Intersection, Shahrak-E-Ghods, Tehran 14678, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- KHATAM OL ANBIA GHARARGAH SAZANDEGI NOOH (a.k.a. GHORB KHATAM; a.k.a. KHATAM AL-ANBYA; a.k.a. KHATAM OL AMBIA), No. 221, Phase 4, North Falamak-Zarafshan Intersection, Shahrak-E-Ghods, Tehran 14678, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
MAKIN INSTITUTE (a.k.a. MAKIN COMPANY), No. 2 Iravan St. – Tishfoon St. – Khaje Abdol ah Ansari St. – Shariati St., Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- MAKIN INSTITUTE (a.k.a. MAKIN COMPANY), No. 2 Iravan St. – Tishfoon St. – Khaje Abdol ah Ansari St. – Shariati St., Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
MEHR BANK (a.k.a. MEHR FINANCE AND CREDIT INSTITUTE; a.k.a. MEHR INTEREST-FREE BANK), 204 Taleghani Ave., Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- MEHR BANK (a.k.a. MEHR FINANCE AND CREDIT INSTITUTE; a.k.a. MEHR INTEREST-FREE BANK), 204 Taleghani Ave., Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
MEHR-E EQTESAD-E IRANIAN INVESTMENT COMPANY (a.k.a. MEHR EGHTESAD IRANIAN INVESTMENT COMPANY; a.k.a. MEHR IRANIAN ECONOMY COMPANY; a.k.a. MEHR IRANIAN ECONOMY INVESTMENTS; f.k.a. TEJARAT TOSE’E EQTESADI IRANIAN), No. 18, Iranian Building, 14th Alley, Ahmad Qassir Street, Argentina Square, Tehran, Iran; No. 48, 14th Alley, Ahmad Qassir Street, Argentina Square, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.mebank.ir; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Business Registration Document # 103222 (Iran); Telephone: 982188526300; Alt. Telephone: 982188526301; Alt. Telephone: 982188526302; Alt. Telephone: 982188526303; Alt. Telephone: 9821227700019l; Fax: 982188526337; Alt. Fax: 9221227700019 [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- MEHR-E EQTESAD-E IRANIAN INVESTMENT COMPANY (a.k.a. MEHR EGHTESAD IRANIAN INVESTMENT COMPANY; a.k.a. MEHR IRANIAN ECONOMY COMPANY; a.k.a. MEHR IRANIAN ECONOMY INVESTMENTS; f.k.a. TEJARAT TOSE’E EQTESADI IRANIAN), No. 18, Iranian Building, 14th Alley, Ahmad Qassir Street, Argentina Square, Tehran, Iran; No. 48, 14th Alley, Ahmad Qassir Street, Argentina Square, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.mebank.ir; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Business Registration Document # 103222 (Iran); Telephone: 982188526300; Alt. Telephone: 982188526301; Alt. Telephone: 982188526302; Alt. Telephone: 982188526303; Alt. Telephone: 9821227700019l; Fax: 982188526337; Alt. Fax: 9221227700019 [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
NAQDI, Mohammad Reza (a.k.a. NAGHDI, Mohammad Reza; a.k.a. NAQDI, Muhammad; a.k.a. SHAMS, Mohammad Reza); DOB circa 1952; alt. DOB circa Mar 1961; alt. DOB circa Apr 1961; alt. DOB 1953; POB Najaf, Iraq; alt. POB Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Brigadier General and Commander of the IRGC Basij Resistance Force; President of the Organization of the Basij of the Oppressed; Chief of the Mobilization of the Oppressed Organization; Head of the Basij (individual) [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR] [IRAN-HR]. -to- NAQDI, Mohammad Reza (a.k.a. NAGHDI, Mohammad Reza; a.k.a. NAQDI, Muhammad; a.k.a. SHAMS, Mohammad Reza); DOB circa 1952; alt. DOB circa Mar 1961; alt. DOB circa Apr 1961; alt. DOB 1953; POB Najaf, Iraq; alt. POB Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Brigadier General and Commander of the IRGC Basij Resistance Force; President of the Organization of the Basij of the Oppressed; Chief of the Mobilization of the Oppressed Organization; Head of the Basij (individual) [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR] [IRAN-HR]
 
OMRAN SAHEL, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- OMRAN SAHEL, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
ORIENTAL OIL KISH, Second Floor, 96/98 East Atefi St., Africa Blvd., Tehran, Iran; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- ORIENTAL OIL KISH, Second Floor, 96/98 East Atefi St., Africa Blvd., Tehran, Iran; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
QASEMI, Rostam (a.k.a. GHASEMI MOHAMMADALI, ROSTAM), Iran; nationality Iran; citizen Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Passport A2463775 (Iran) (individual) [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- QASEMI, Rostam (a.k.a. GHASEMI MOHAMMADALI, ROSTAM), Iran; nationality Iran; citizen Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Passport A2463775 (Iran) (individual) [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
RAH SAHEL INSTITUTE, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- RAH SAHEL INSTITUTE, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
RAHAB INSTITUTE (f.k.a. RAHSAZ INSTITUTE), Ghorb-e Ghaem Building, Valiasr St., Azizi Blvd., Azadi Sq., Tehran, Iran; Eastern 14th St., Beihaghi Blvd., Arjantin Sq., Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- RAHAB INSTITUTE (f.k.a. RAHSAZ INSTITUTE), Ghorb-e Ghaem Building, Valiasr St., Azizi Blvd., Azadi Sq., Tehran, Iran; Eastern 14th St., Beihaghi Blvd., Arjantin Sq., Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
REZAIE, Morteza (a.k.a. REZAI, Morteza); DOB circa 1956; nationality Iran; citizen Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions (individual) [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- REZAIE, Morteza (a.k.a. REZAI, Morteza); DOB circa 1956; nationality Iran; citizen Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions (individual) [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
SAFAVI, Yahya Rahim (a.k.a. AL-SIFAWI, Yahya Rahim; a.k.a. RAHIM SAFAWI, Yahia; a.k.a. RAHIM-SAFAVI, Yahya; a.k.a. SAFAVI, Rahim; a.k.a. YAHYA RAHIM-SAFAVI, Seyyed; a.k.a. YAHYA SAFAVI, Sayed); DOB circa 1952; POB Esfahan, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions (individual) [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- SAFAVI, Yahya Rahim (a.k.a. AL-SIFAWI, Yahya Rahim; a.k.a. RAHIM SAFAWI, Yahia; a.k.a. RAHIM-SAFAVI, Yahya; a.k.a. SAFAVI, Rahim; a.k.a. YAHYA RAHIM-SAFAVI, Seyyed; a.k.a. YAHYA SAFAVI, Sayed); DOB circa 1952; POB Esfahan, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions (individual) [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
SAHEL CONSULTANT ENGINEERS, No. 57, Eftekhar St., Larestan St., Motahhari Ave, Tehran, Iran; P.O. Box 16765-34, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- SAHEL CONSULTANT ENGINEERS, No. 57, Eftekhar St., Larestan St., Motahhari Ave, Tehran, Iran; P.O. Box 16765-34, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
SALIMI, Hosein (a.k.a. SALAMI, Hoseyn; a.k.a. SALAMI, Hossein; a.k.a. SALAMI, Hussayn); nationality Iran; citizen Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Passport D08531177 (Iran) (individual) [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- SALIMI, Hosein (a.k.a. SALAMI, Hoseyn; a.k.a. SALAMI, Hossein; a.k.a. SALAMI, Hussayn); nationality Iran; citizen Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Passport D08531177 (Iran) (individual) [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
SEPANIR OIL AND GAS ENGINEERING COMPANY (a.k.a. SEPANIR; a.k.a. SEPANIR ESTABLISHMENT), No. 319 Shahid Bahonar Street, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- SEPANIR OIL AND GAS ENGINEERING COMPANY (a.k.a. SEPANIR; a.k.a. SEPANIR ESTABLISHMENT), No. 319 Shahid Bahonar Street, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
SEPASAD ENGINEERING COMPANY, No. 4 Corner of Shad St., Mollasadra Ave., Vanak Square, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- SEPASAD ENGINEERING COMPANY, No. 4 Corner of Shad St., Mollasadra Ave., Vanak Square, Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
TAEB, Hossein (a.k.a. TAEB, Hassan; a.k.a. TAEB, Hosein; a.k.a. TAEB, Hussayn); DOB 1963; POB Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Deputy Commander for Intelligence, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps; Hojjatoleslam; Former Commander of the Basij Forces (individual) [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]. -to- TAEB, Hossein (a.k.a. TAEB, Hassan; a.k.a. TAEB, Hosein; a.k.a. TAEB, Hussayn); DOB 1963; POB Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Deputy Commander for Intelligence, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps; Hojjatoleslam; Former Commander of the Basij Forces (individual) [SDGT] [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]
 
TEHRAN GOSTARESH COMPANY, P.J.S., No. 24, 5th Alley, Khaled Eslamboli Street, Tehran 1513643811, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- TEHRAN GOSTARESH COMPANY, P.J.S., No. 24, 5th Alley, Khaled Eslamboli Street, Tehran 1513643811, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 
TIDEWATER MIDDLE EAST CO. (a.k.a. FARAZ ROYAL QESHM LLC; a.k.a. TIDE WATER COMPANY; a.k.a. TIDE WATER MIDDLE EAST MARINE SERVICE; a.k.a. TIDEWATER CO. (MIDDLE EAST MARINE SERVICES)), No. 80, Tidewater Building, Vozara Street, Next to Saie Park, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.tidewaterco.com; Email Address info@tidewaterco.com; alt. Email Address info@tidewaterco.ir; IFCA Determination – Port Operator; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Business Registration Document # 18745 (Iran); Telephone: 982188553321; Alt. Telephone: 982188554432; Fax: 982188717367; Alt. Fax: 982188708761; Alt. Fax: 982188708911[NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]. -to- TIDEWATER MIDDLE EAST CO. (a.k.a. FARAZ ROYAL QESHM LLC; a.k.a. TIDE WATER COMPANY; a.k.a. TIDE WATER MIDDLE EAST MARINE SERVICE; a.k.a. TIDEWATER CO. (MIDDLE EAST MARINE SERVICES)), No. 80, Tidewater Building, Vozara Street, Next to Saie Park, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.tidewaterco.com; Email Address info@tidewaterco.com; alt. Email Address info@tidewaterco.ir; IFCA Determination – Port Operator; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Business Registration Document # 18745 (Iran); Telephone: 982188553321; Alt. Telephone: 982188554432; Fax: 982188717367; Alt. Fax: 982188708761; Alt. Fax: 982188708911 [SDGT] [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IFSR]
 

This is inline with the mandate to designate the iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as terrorists – you’ll notice both SDGT and IRGC programs mention on these listings.

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