Thursday, September 27, 2012

Iran Watch Bulletin

Tracking the world's efforts to punish Entities supporting proliferation in Iran

Updated August 30, 2012

As of this month, the United Nations, the United States and the European Union have hit over 400 Iranian individuals and organizations with financial penalties. This punishment, meted out in stages since 2005, has been the world’s main response to Iran’s efforts to develop long-range missiles and the ability to arm them with nuclear warheads. Most of the Iranian entities punished are linked to these efforts. Increasingly, however, governments are broadening the scope of sanctions in an effort to hinder Iran's overall economy -- targeting entities such as banks, transport and energy companies, and organizations and individuals linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
The punishment has largely meant freezing the assets of the entities and prohibiting virtually all transactions with them. See the table below for a list of the entities targeted so far.
The United States, the United Nations, and the European Union have not all chosen the same targets. The U.N. Security Council has approved four sanctions resolutions requiring member states to freeze the assets of 120 entities; the United States has largely relied on an executive order targeting proliferators of mass destruction weapons to freeze the assets of 263 entities (1); and the European Union has implemented financial sanctions against 381.
  • The United States has the broadest network of general restrictions prohibiting business with Iran, and has not shied away from designating most Iranian banks as well as key organizations like the IRGC, the Ministry of Defense Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) and the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), Iran's national maritime carrier. U.S. law also allows for sanctions against foreign firms that invest in Iran’s energy sector or that help Iran buy gasoline by providing shipping, insurance or financing (above a certain amount annually).
  • The European Union has blacklisted the largest number of distinct entities linked to Iran’s nuclear and missile work, including a number of companies linked to procurement and manufacturing for Iran’s uranium enrichment program (31). Since 2010, the European Union has broadened sanctions by targeting a number of major banks as well as the IRGC, IRISL, and dozens of IRISL front companies (most also blacklisted by the United States). The European Union has also prohibited new investment in Iran’s energy sector, the supply of "key equipment and technology” to this sector, and is now considering an outright embargo on Iranian oil.
  • The Security Council, impeded by foot-draggers like Russia and China, has preferred to target a limited number of well-known entities directly linked to Iran’s nuclear and missile efforts. The Council has designated only a handful of companies and individuals linked to the IRGC and IRISL, and only one bank. Despite Iran’s progress in proscribed nuclear and missile work, and mounting evidence of nuclear weapon-relevant projects, the Security Council is not expected to adopt additional sanctions in the near term. The last U.N. sanctions resolution was adopted in June 2010 – some two years ago.
The table below reveals who has been sanctioned by whom. A yellow-filled box indicates that no financial sanctions have yet been imposed; a date indicates when the sanction occurred. When available, each entity’s name is linked to a description of its activities (from the Iran Watch Suspect Entities database) and each date is linked to the authority for the designation (from the Iran Watch Library). Because many of the IRISL-related entities designated by the United States and the European Union are in fact shell companies (2), they have not been entered in the table or counted in the overall tally. Their names are referenced in the notes section at the bottom of this page.

U.N. Security Council
European Union
United States
Abzar Boresh Kaveh Co.
Advanced Information and Communication Technology Center
Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO)
Amin Industrial Complex
Ammunition and Metallurgy Industries Group (AMIG)
Ansar Bank
Aran Modern Devices
Aras Farayande
Arfa Paint Company
Arfeh Company
Aria Nikan
Arian Bank
Armament Industries Group
Armed Forces Georgraphical Organization
Arya Niroo Nik
Ashtian Tablo
Asia Marine Network Pte. Ltd. (3)
Assa Corporation
Assa Company Limited
Atlantic Intermodal
Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI)
Azarab Industries
Azores Shipping Company LL FZE
Bals Alman
Bank of Industry and Mine
Banco Internacional de Desarollo, C.A.
Bank Kargoshaee
Bank Mellat, its branches and subsidiaries (4)
Bank Melli Iran, its branches and subsidiaries
Bank Melli Iran Investment Company
Mir Business Bank Zao (Bank Melli Iran Zao)
Bank Melli Printing and Publishing Co.
Bank Refah
Bank Saderat Iran, its branches and subsidiaries (5)
Bank Saderat PLC
Bank Sepah
Bank Sepah International
Bank Tejarat
Bank Torgovoy Kapital ZAO
Banque Sina (6)
Bargh Azaraksh
Barzagani Tejarat Tavanmad Saccal companies
Behineh Trading Co.
Behnam Sahriyari Trading Company
BMIIC International General Trading Ltd.
Bonab Research Center
Bonyad Taavon Sepah
Boustead Shipping Agencies Sdn Bhd
Bright-Nord GmbH und Co. KG (7)
Bushehr Shipping Company Limited (Tehran)
Carvana Company
Cement Investment and Development Company
Center for Innovation and Technology Cooperation
Central Bank of Iran
CISCO Shipping Co. Ltd.
Cruise Missile Industry Group
Crystal Shipping FZE
Deep Offshore Technology PJS
Defense Industries Organization (DIO)
Defense Technology and Science Research Center (DTSRC)
Diamond Shipping Services (DSS)
Digital Media Lab
Doostan International Company
EDBI Exchange Company
EDBI Stock Brokerage Company
Elbrus Ltd.
Electronic Component Industries (ECI)
Electro Sanam Company
EMKA Company
Equipment Supplier for Nuclear Industries Corporation (ESNICO)
Esfahan Nuclear Fuel Research and Production Center and Esfahan Nuclear Technology Center
Etemad Amin Invest Co Mobin
Ettehad Technical Group
Europaisch-Iranische Handelsbank AG
Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI)
Eyvaz Technic
Fairway Shipping LTD
Fajr Aviation Composite Industries
Fajr Industrial Group (8)
Farasakht Industries
Farasepehr Engineering Company
Farayand Technique
Fater Engineering Institute
First East Export Bank (FEEB)
First Persian Equity Fund
Fulmen (9)
Future Bank B.S.C.
Ghani Sazi Uranium Company
Gharargahe Sazandegi Ghaem
Ghorb-e Karbala
Ghorb Nooh
Good Luck Shipping Company
Great Ocean Shipping Services L.L.C. (30)
Hafiz Darya Shipping Company (HDS Lines)
Hanseatic Trade Trust & Shipping (HTTS) GmbH (10)
Hara Company
Hirbod Co.
Hosseini Nejad Trading Co.
Ideal Success Investments Limited
Imensazen Consultant Engineers Institute (ICEI)
Industrial Development & Renovation Organization (IDRO) (6)
Industrial Factories of Precision (IFP) Machinery4 (11)
Information Systems Iran (ISIRAN)
Institute of Applied Physics
International General Resourcing FZE
Iran Air
Iran Aircraft Industries (IACI)
Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries
Iranair Tours
Iran Centrifuge Technology Company
Iran Communications Industries
Iran Electronics Industries
Iranian Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO)
Iranian Offshore Engineering & Construction Co (IOEC)
Iran Insurance Company (6)
Iran Marine Industrial Company (SADRA)
Iran o Hind Shipping Company
Iran o Misr Shipping Company
Iran Pooya
Iran Saffron Company
Iran Transfo
IRGC Air Force
IRGC-Air Force Al-Ghadir Missile Command
IRGC Missile Command
IRGC-Qods Force10 (5)
Irinvestship Ltd.
Irital Shipping SRL Company
IRISL Benelux NV
IRISL China Shipping Co., Ltd. (12)
IRISL Europe Gmbh
IRISL (Malta) Limited
IRISL Marine Services & Engineering Company
IRISL Maritime Training Institute
IRISL Multimodal Transport Co.
Isfahan Optics
ISI Maritime Limited (Malta)
Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) (4)
Islamic Revoluationary Guard Corps (IRGC)
Jabber Ibn Hayan
Javedan Mehr Toos
Joza Industrial Co.
Kala Naft
Kalaye Electric Company
Karaj Nuclear Research Center
Kaveh Cutting Tools Company (18)
Kavoshyar Company
Khala Afarin Pars
Khatem-ol Anbiya Construction Organization
Khaybar Company
Khazar Sea Shipping Lines
Khorasan Metallurgy Industries
Kish Shipping Line Manning Company
Lancelin Shipping Company Limited
Leading Maritime PTE. LTD.
MAAA Synergy
Machine Pardazan Co.
Machine Sazi Arak
Macpar Makina San Ve Tic
Makin Institute
Malek Ashtar University
Marble Shipping Limited (Malta)
Marine Industries Group
Marou Sanat
MASNA (Moierat Saakht Niroogahye Atomi Iran) Managing Company for the Construction of Nuclear Power Plants
Mobin Sanjesh
Mohandesi Toseh Sokht Atomi Company (MATSA)
Mazandaran Cement Company
Mazandaran Textile Company
M. Babaie Industries
Mechanical Industry
Mehr Bank
Mehr Cayman Ltd.
Mehr-e Eqtesad-e Iranian Investment Company
Mellat Bank SB CJSC
Melli Agrochemical Company PJS
Melli Bank PLC
Melli Investment Holding International
Mesbah Energy Company
Ministry of Defense Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL)
Ministry of Defense Logistics Export (MODLEX)
Mizan Machine Manufacturing Group
Moallem Insurance Company
Mobile Value-Added Services Laboratory
Modern Industries Technique Company
Modern Technologies FTZ (MTFZC)
Multimat Import and Export
Naserin Vahid
Neda Industrial Group
Neka Novin
Niru Battery Manufacturing Company
Noavaran Pooyamoj
Noor Afza Gostar
Novin Energy Company
Nuclear Fuel Production and Procurement Company (NFPC)
Nuclear Research Center for Agriculture and Medicine (20)
Oasis Freight Agencies (30)
Ocean Express Agencies Private Limited
Oil Turbo Compressor Company (OTC)
Omran Sahel
Onerbank ZAO
Oriental Oil Kish
OTS Steinweg Agency
Pacific Shipping DMCEST
Parchin Chemical Industries
Pars Aviation Services Company
Pars Trash Company
Parto Sanat Co
Passive Defense Organization
Paya Partov
Pearl Energy Company
Pearl Energy Services, SA
Pearl Ship Management L.L.C. (30)
Pejman Industrial Services
Pentane Chemistry Industries
Persia International Bank PLC
Pioneer Energy Industries Development Company
Post Bank
Pouya Control
Qods Aeronautics Industries
Qualitest FZE
Raad Iran
Rahab (Engineering) Institute
Rah Sahel
Research Centre for Explosion and Impact
Research Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology
Royal-Med Shipping Agency Ltd
Sabalan Company (21)
Sad Export Import Company
Safa Nicu
Safety Equipment Procurement (SEP)
Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID)
Sahand Aluminum Parts Industrial Company (SAPICO) (21)
Sahel Consultant Engineers
Sakhte Turbopomp va Kompressor (SATAK)
Saman Nasb Zayendeh Rood
Saman Tose'e Asia (SATA)
Samen Industries
Sanam Industrial Group
Schiller Novin
Seibow Limited (23)
Seibow Logistics
Sepanir Oil and Gas Engineering Co.
Sepasad Engineering Company
Shahid Ahmad Kazemi Industrial Group
Shahid Bagheri Industrial Group (SBIG)
Shahid Beheshti University
Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG)
Shahid Karrazi Industries
Shahid Sattari Industries
Shahid Sayyade Shirazi Industries
Shakhese Behbud Sanat
Shetab G.
Shetab Gaman
Shetab Trading
Shipping Computer Services Company
Shiraz Electronics Industries
Sho’a’ Aviation
Shomal Cement Company
Sinose Maritime PTE. LTD.
Soroush Sarzamin Asatir Ship Management Company
South Shipping Line Iran
South Way Shipping Agency Co Ltd
Special Industries Group
Starry Shine International Limited
State Purchasing Organization (SPO)
Step Standard Technical Part
Sun Middle East FZ Company
SUREH (Nuclear Reactors Fuel Company)
TABA (Iran Cutting Tools Manufacturing)
Tajhiz Sanat Shayan (TSS)
TAMAS Company
Technology Cooperation Office
Test Tafsir
Tidewater Middle East Co.
Tiz Pars (21)
Top Glacier Company Limited
Top Prestige Trading Limited
Tosse Silooha
Trade Capital Bank
Turbine Engineering Manufacturing (TEM)
Universal Transportation Limitation Utl
Valfajr 8th Shipping Line Co SSK
Walship SA
West Sun Trade GMBH
Y.A.S. Co. Ltd
Ya Mahdi Industries Group (YMA) 
Yas Air
Yasa Part, its branches and subsidiaries (29)
Yazd Metallurgy Industries
7th of Tir

U.N. Security Council
European Union
United States
Fereidoun Abbasi-Davani
Ali Afzali
Azim Aghajani (Adhajani)
Dawood Agha-Jani
Reza Aghazadeh
Vice Admiral Ali Akbar Ahmadian
Mahmoud Amadian
Massoud Akhavan-Fard
Amir Moayyed Alai
Behman Asgarpour
Mohammad Fedai Ashiani
Abbas Rezaee Ashtiani
Alireza Ghezel Ayagh
Davoud Babaei
Hassan Bahadori
Bahmanyar Morteza Bahmanyar
Haleh Bakhtiar
Adrian Baldacchino
Naser Bateni
Morteza Behzad
Sayed Shamsuddin Borborudi
Dr. Peyman Noori Brojerdi
Mohhammad Hossein Dajmar
Kamran Daneshjoo (Daneshjou)
IRGC Brigadier-General Javad Darvish-Vand
Ahmad Vahid Dastjerdi
Ahmad Derakhshandeh
Ali Divandari
Cagri Duransoy
Muammer Kuntay Duransoy
Mansour Eslami
Dr. Mohammad Eslami
Reza-Gholi Esmaeli
Ali Ezati
Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi
Mahin Falsafi
Dr. Hoseyn Faqihian
IRGC Brigadier-General Seyyed Mahdi Farahi
Mohammad Moghaddami Fard
Parviz Fatah
Daniel Frosch
Esmail Ghani
Gholam Hossein Ghezelayagh
Gholam Hossein Golparvar
Mojtaba Haeri
Brigadier-General Mohammad Hejazi
Mohsen Hojati
IRGC Brigadier-General Ali Hoseynitash
Seyyed Hussein Hosseini
Mohammad Ali Jafari
Mani Jafari
Milad Jafari
Mohammad Javad Jafari
Dr. Mohammad Jahromi
Mahmood Jannatian
Ali Karimian
Mehrdada Akhlaghi Ketabachi
Jamshid Khalili
Said Esmail Khalilipour
Ali Reza Khanchi
Majid Khansari
Mahmoud Reza Khavari
Ali Hajinia Leilabadi
Fereydoun Mahmoudian
Ebrahim Mahmudzadeh
Hamid-Reza Mohajerani
Jafar Mohammadi
Mohammad Mohammadi
Brigadier-General Beik Mohammadlu
Dr. M H Mohebian
Mohammad Mokhber
Naser Maleki
Ehsan Monajemi
Mohammad Reza Movasaghnia
Ghasem Nabipour
Anis Naccache
Brigadier General Mohammad Naderi
IRGC Brigadier-General Mostafa Mohammad Najjar
Brigadier-General Mohammad Reza Naqdi
Mohammad Sadegh Naseri
Houshang Nobari
Ali Ashraf Nouri
Lt Gen Mohammad Mehdi Nejad Nouri
Mohammad Hadi Pajand
BrigGen Mohammad Pakpur
Mohammad Qannadi
Rostam Qasemi
Hamid Reza Rabiee
Amir Rahimi
Dr. Javad Rahiqi
Abbas Rashidi
Seyed Alaeddin Sadat Rasool
Engineer Naser Rastkhah
Brigadier-General Morteza Rezaie
Mohammad Reza Rezvanianzadeh
Rear Admiral Mohammad Shafi'i Rudsari
M. Javad Karimi Sabet
Rear Admiral Morteza Safari
Maj Gen Yahya Rahim Safavi
Seyed Jaber Safdari
Hojatoleslam Ali Saidi
Gen Hosein Salimi
Abdollah Solat Sana
Ahmad Sarkandi
A Sedghi
Abolghassem Mozaffari Shams
IRGC Brigadier-General Ali Shamshiri
Behnam Shahriyari
Brigadier General Qasem Soleimani
Ghasem Soleymani
Behzad Soltani
Hamid Soltani
Ali Akbar Tabatabaei
Ahmad Tafazoli
Mohamad Talai
Hossein Tanideh
IRGC Brigadier-General Ahmad Vahidi
Bahman Valiki
Hassan Jalil Zadeh
Javad Al Yasin
Amir Ali Haji Zadeh
Brigadier-General Mohammad Reza Zahedi
General Zolqadr

U.N. Security Council
European Union
United States

(1) The United States has also designated many Iranian entities under other authorities, including the Iranian Transaction Regulations, which bars transactions with entities owned or controlled by the Government of Iran, Executive Order 13224, which targets entities linked to terrorism, and Executive Order 13553, which targets human rights abusers. In addition, the United States has designated additional Iranian entities for their proliferation activities under other authorities, which impose more limited trade sanctions. Click here for more information.
(2) On December 1, 2011, the European Union designated dozens of companies as IRISL front companies, including: Bright Jyoti Shipping, Bright Ship FZC, CF Sharp Shipping Agencies Pte Ltd, Chaplet Shipping Limited, Damalis Marine Corporation, Delta Kara Navigation Ltd, Delta Nari Navigation Ltd, Elcho Holding Ltd, Elegant Target Development Limited, Epsilon Nari Navigation, Eta Nari Navigation, Eternal Expert Ltd, Acena Shipping Company Limited, Alpha Kara Navigation Limited, Alpha Nari Navigation Limited, Aspasis Marine Corporation, Avrasya Container Shipping Lines, Beta Kara Navigation Ltd, Bis Maritime Limited, Brait Holding, Fasirus Maritime Corporation, Galliot Maritime Corporation, Gamma Kara Navigation Ltd, Giant King Limited, Golden Charter Development Ltd, Golden Summit Investments Ltd, Golden Wagon Development Ltd, Grand Trinity Ltd, Great Equality Investments Ltd, Great Prospect International Ltd, Harvest Supreme Ltd, Harzaru Shipping, Heliotrope Shipping Limited, Helix Shipping Limited, Hong Tu Logistics, Ifold Shipping Company, Indus Maritime Incorporation, Iota Nari Navigation Limited, ISIM Amin Limited, ISIM Atr Limited, ISIM Olive Limited, ISIM SAT Limited, ISIM Sea Chariot Ltd, ISIM Sea Crescent Ltd, ISIM Sinin Limited, ISIM Taj Mahal Ltd, ISIM Tour Company Limited, Jackman Shipping Company, Kalan Kish Shipping Company Ltd, Kappa Nari Navigation Ltd, Kaveri Maritime Incorporation, Kaveri Shipping Llc, Key Charter Development Ltd, King Prosper Investments Ltd, Kingswood Shipping Company Limited, Lambda Nari Navigation Limited, Lancing Shipping Copmany Limited, Magna Carta Limited, Malship Shipping Agency, Master Supreme International Ltd, Melodious Marimite Incorporation, Metro Supreme International Ltd, Midhurst Shipping Company Limited, Modality Ltd, Modern Elegant Development Ltd, Morison Menon Chartered Accountant, Mount Everest Maritime Incorporation, Narmada Shipping, Newhaven Shipping Company Limited, Oxted Shipping Company, Petworth Shipping Company Limited, Prosper Metro Investments Ltd, Reigate Shipping Company Limited, Rish Maritime Incoporation, Shine Star Limited, Silver Universe Iinternational Ltd, Sparkle Brilliant Development Limited, Statira Maritime Incorporated, Syracuse SL, Tamalaris Consolidated Ltd, TEU Feeder Limited, Theta Nari Navigation, Top Glacier Company Limited, Top Prestige Trading Limited, Tulip Shipping Inc, Western Surge Shipping Company Limited, Wise Ling Shipping Company Limited, and Zeta Nari Navigation. Most of these companies share an address at one of the following locations: Dubai, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Malta, the Marshall Islands, Panama, and Singapore. No address is given by the European Union for some of the companies. On January 23, 2012, the European Union de-listed Syracuse S.L.
On March 28, 2012, the United States blacklisted Malship Shipping Agency Ltd and Modality Limited for their role as an IRISL affiliates.
(3) Sanctioned by the European Union on July 27, 2010, as "Leadmarine, (a.k.a. Asia Marine Network Pte Ltd aka IRISL Asia Pte Ltd)."
(4) As of October 12, 2009, the U.K. financial services sector was required to cease all business with Iran's Bank Mellat and the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), and any of their branchs.
(5) On October 25, 2007, the U.S. Treasury Department designated the IRGC-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) under E.O. 13224 for providing material support to the Taliban and other terrorist organizations, and designated Iran's state-owned Bank Saderat along with its branches and subsidiaries as a terrorist financier.
(6) The United States has added a number of Iranian banks and other entities (like insurance, mining and engineering companies) to its Specially Designated Nationals list under the Iranian Transactions Regulations, because these entities are owned or controlled by the Government of Iran. The Regulations prohibit transactions between U.S. persons and the Government of Iran.
(7) On December 1, 2011, the European Union designated Bright-Nord GmbH und Co. KG and six other companies located at the same address, for being "owned or controlled by or acting on behalf of IRISL." The other companies designated were Cosy-East Gmbh und Co. KG, Great-West GmbH und Co. KG, Happy-Sud GmbH und Co. KG, NHL Basic Ltd., NHL Nordland GmbH, and Prosper Basic GmbH.
(8) Fajr Industrial Group was also designated under the alias Industrial Factories of Precision (IFP) Machinery, in Annex III to U.N. Security Council resolution 1803.
(9) According to Wisconsin Project research, Fulmen Company is the mother company within Fulmen Group, which is one of the largest private Iranian power transmission and distribution groups. The U.S. Department of the Treasury identifies Fulmen Company as another name for Fulmen Group.
(10) On December 1, 2011, the European Union designated Kara Shipping and Chartering GmbH (KSC) as a front company for Hanseatic Trade Trust & Shipping (HTTS), which is located at the same address in Hamburg, Germany as HTTS.
(11) Industrial Factories of Precision (IFP) Machinery is an alias of the Fajr Industrial Group, which was designated in the Annex to U.N. Security Council resolution 1737.
(12) On December 1, 2011, the European Union identified new names for IRISL China Shipping Company Limited (a.k.a Santex Lines), including E-Sail, E-Sail Shipping Company, and Rice Company. The United States separately designated Santex Lines on June 20, 2011.
(13) On May 23, 2011, the European Union designated 19 front companies that share an office with IRISL Europe GmbH, including Darya Capital Administration GmbH, Nari Shipping and Chartering GmbH & Co. KG, Ocean Capital Administration GmbH, First Ocean Administration GmbH, Second Ocean Administration GmbH, Third Ocean Administration GmbH, Fourth Ocean Administration GmbH, Fifth Ocean Administration GmbH, Sixth Ocean Administration GmbH, Seventh Ocean Administration GmbH, Eigth Ocean Administration GmbH, Ninth Ocean Administration GmbH, Tenth Ocean Administration GmbH, Eleventh Ocean Administration GmbH, Twelth Ocean Administration GmbH, Thirteenth Ocean Administration GmbH, Fourteenth Ocean Administration GmbH, Fifteenth Ocean Administration GmbH, and Sixteenth Ocean Administration GmbH.
(14) On October 27, 2010, the U.S. Treasury Department designated 29 front companies that share an office with IRISL Europe GmbH, including Darya Capital Administration GmhB, Eighth Ocean Administration GmbH, Eighth Ocean GmbH & Co. KG, Eleventh Ocean Administration GmbH, Eleventh Ocean GmbH & Co. KG, Fifteenth Ocean GmbH & Co. KG, Fifth Ocean Administration GmbH, Fifth Ocean GmbH & Co. KG, First Ocean Administration GmbH, First Ocean GmbH & Co. KG, Fourteenth Ocean GmbH & Co. KG, Fourth Ocean Administration GmbH, Fourth Ocean GmbH & Co. KG, Nari Shipping and Chartering GmbH & Co. KG, Ninth Ocean Administration GmbH, Ninth Ocean GmbH & Co. KG, Ocean Capital Administration GmbH, Second Ocean Administration GmbH, Second Ocean GmbH & Co. KG, Seventh Ocean Administration GmbH, Seventh Ocean GmbH & Co. KG, Sixth Ocean Administration GmbH, Sixth Ocean GmbH & Co. KG, Tenth Ocean GmbH & Co. KG, Third Ocean Administration GmbH, Third Ocean GmbH & Co. KG, Thirteenth Ocean GmbH & Co. KG, Twelfth Ocean Administration GmbH and Twelfth Ocean GmbH & Co. KG. And on February 1, 2011, Treasury designated Malta-based Maraner Holdings Limited because it is owned by IRISL Europe GmbH.
(15) On May 23, 2011, the European Union designated 6 companies that share the same address as IRISL Malta, including Kerman Shipping Company Ltd, Woking Shipping Company Ltd, Shere Shipping Company Limited, Tongham Shipping Co. Ltd, Uppercourt Shipping Company Limited, and Vobster Shipping Company
(16) On October 27, 2010, the U.S. Treasury Department designated six front companies that share an office with IRISL (Malta) Limited, including Kerman Shipping Co. Ltd, Shere Shipping Company Limited, Tongham Shipping Co. Ltd, Uppercourt Shipping Company Limited, Vobster Shipping Company Ltd and Woking Shipping Investments Limited. And on February 1, 2011, Treasury designated Adrian Baldacchino because of his position as a director of IRISL Malta.
(17) On January 13, 2011, the U.S. Treasury Department designated sixteen shipping companies all owned or controlled by IRISL (or affiliated entities) and all sharing the same Hong Kong address, including Alpha Effort Limited, Sandford Group Limited, Smart Day Holdings Group Limited, System Wise Limited, Logistic Smart Limited, New Desire Limited, Advance Novel Limited, Concept Giant Limited, Partner Century Limited, Sino Access Limited, True Honour Holdings Limited, Best Precise Limited, Great Method Limited, Neuman Limited, Sackville Holdings Limited, and Trade Treasure Limited.
(18) Kaveh Cutting Tools appears to be an alias for Abazar Boresh Kaveh Co.
(19) Neda Industrial Group was added to the U.S. Entity List maintained by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security. The Entity List contains the names of foreign persons that are subject to specific license requirements for the export, reexport and/or transfer (in-country) of specified items.
(20) The Nuclear Research Center for Agriculture and Medicine was also designated under the alias Karaj Nuclear Research Center in Annex I to U.N. Security Council resolution 1747.
(21) Sabalan Company, Sahand Aluminum Parts Industrial Company (SAPICO) and Tiz Pars were designated in U.N. Security Council resolution 1929 as "cover names" for the Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG).
(22) On May 23, 2011, the European Union designated 19 companies that share the same Hong Kong address and that operate vessels on behalf of Safiran Payam Darya Shipping Lines (SAPID), a company that took over IRISL's bulk services and routes, using vessls previously owned by IRISL. Designated companies include Insight World Ltd, Kingdom New Ltd, Logistic Smart Ltd, Neuman Ltd, New Desire Ltd, Advance Novel, Alpha Effort Ltd, Best Precise Ltd, Concept Giant Ltd, Great Method Ltd, Smart Day Holdings Ltd, System Wise Ltd, Trade Treasure, True Honour Holdings Ltd, New Synergy Ltd, Partner Century Ltd, Sackville Holdings Ltd, Sanford Group, and Slino Access Holdings. On the same date, the European Union designated 12 companies that control the above-listed Hong-Kong based companies and that share the same address on the Isle of Man, including Loweswater Ltd, Mill Dene Ltd, Shallon Ltd, Springthorpe Limited, Ashtead Shipping Company Ltd, Byfleet Shipping Company Ltd, Cobham Shipping Company Ltd, Dorking Shipping Company Ltd, Effingham Shipping Company Ltd, Farham Shipping Company Ltd, Gomshall Shipping Company Ltd, and Horsham Shipping Company Ltd.
(23) According to the European Union, Seibow Limited is an alias for Seibow Logistics; the United States designated these two companies separately.
(24) Jamshid Khalili is the Chief Executive and Managing Director of Irano Hind, according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Also on December 20, 2011, Treasury designated ten IRISL and Irano Hind affiliated front companies based at the same address in Malta, including BIIS Maritime Limited, ISIM Amin Limited, ISIM ATR Limited, ISIM Olive Limited, ISIM SAT Limited, ISIM Sea Chariot Limited, ISIM Sea Crescent Limited, ISIM Sinin Limited, ISIM Taj Mahal Limited, and ISIM Tour Limited. On January 23, 2012, the European Union designated BIIS Maritime Limited because of its links to Irano Hind.
(25) On September 29, 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order targeting Iranian officials responsible for or complicit in human rights violations in Iran. The President designated eight officials under the new Executive Order, including Mostafa Mohammad Najjar.
(26) On November 30, 2010, the U.S. Treasury Department designated eight IRISL front companies for which Ahmad Sarkandi serves as director, including: Ashtead Shipping Company Limited, Byfleet Shipping Company Limited, Cobham Shipping Company Limited, Dorking Shipping Company Limited, Effingham Shipping Company Limited, Farnham Shipping Company Limited, Gomshall Shipping Company Limited, and Horsham Shipping Company Limited. Each of these front companies is a wholly owned subsidiary of IRISL and is based at the same address in the Isle of Man. Four additional shipping companies based at the same Isle of Man address were designated by Treasury on January 13, 2011, including Loweswater Limited, Mill Dene Limited, Shallon Limited, and Springthorpe Limited.
(27) On August 3, 2010, the U.S. Treasury Department designated four senior officiers of the IRGC-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) under E.O. 13224, including Mohammad Reza Zahedi, for providing material support to terrorist organizations.
(28) On January 23, 2012, the European Union identified a number of aliases for Khazar Sea, including Darya Delalan Sefid Khazar Shipping Company, Darya-ye Khazar Shipping Company, KSSL, and Darya-e-khazar Shiping Co.
(29) The U.S. Treasury Department desiganted Yasa Part on November 21, 2011. According to Treasury, Yasa Part has a number of additional aliases (Arfa Paint, Arfeh Company, Farasepehr Engineering Company, Hosseini Nejad Trading Co, Iran Saffron Copmany, Shetab G, Shetab Gaman, Shetab Trading, and Y.A.S. Co Ltd), each of which the European Union earlier designated as a separate entities. These entities are therefore listed separately in the table.
(30) On July 12, 2012, the following shipping companies were removed from the U.S. Treasury Department's blacklist because they were liquidated and struck from the Dubai, United Arab Emirates commercial register: Great Ocean Shipping Services, Oasis Freight Agency LLC, and Pearl Ship Management LLC.
(31) On August 2, 2012, the following shipping companies were removed from Annex IX of the Council Regulation (EU) No 267/2012 by Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 709/2012: Dr Ahmad Azizi, Dr Ali Divandari, Dr Abdolnaser Hemmati, Mohammad Reza Meskarian, and Sayeed Zavvar.

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