[IRAN] [IFSR] [NPWMD] Entries Changed and Added, and [IRAN] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on July 12, 2012

On July 12, 2012, OFAC has added and changed [IRAN] [IFSR] [NPWMD] Entries and added [IRAN] Entries to the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List):

The following [IRAN] [IFSR] [NPWMD] entries have been changed:

ANSAR BANK (a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE; f.k.a. “ANSAR ALMOJAHEDIN NO-INTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREELOANS FUND”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran [NPWMD] [IFSR]. -to- ANSAR BANK (a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE; a.k.a. BANK-E ANSAR; f.k.a. “ANSAR ALMOJAHEDIN NO-INTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREELOANS FUND”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran; North Pasdaran St., No. 539, Before Sahebgharanieh, corner of Narenjestan dahom, Tehran, Iran[IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND (a.k.a. ANSAR BANK; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE; f.k.a. “ANSAR LMOJAHEDIN NO-INTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREELOANS FUND”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran [NPWMD] [IFSR]. -to- ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND (a.k.a. ANSAR BANK; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE; a.k.a. BANK-E ANSAR; f.k.a. “ANSAR ALMOJAHEDIN NO-INTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREELOANS FUND”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran; North Pasdaran St., No. 539, Before Sahebgharanieh, corner of Narenjestan dahom, Tehran, Iran[IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE (a.k.a. ANSAR BANK; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND; f.k.a. “ANSAR ALMOJAHEDIN NO-INTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREELOANS FUND”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran [NPWMD] [IFSR]. -to- ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE (a.k.a. ANSAR BANK; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND; a.k.a. BANK-E ANSAR; f.k.a. “ANSAR ALMOJAHEDIN NO-INTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREELOANS FUND”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran; North Pasdaran St., No. 539, Before Sahebgharanieh, corner of Narenjestan dahom, Tehran, Iran[IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

FUTURE BANK B.S.C., P.O. Box 785, City Centre Building, Government Avenue, Manama, Bahrain; Block 304, City Centre Building, Building 199, Government Avenue, Road 383, Manama, Bahrain; Business Registration Document # 54514-1 (Bahrain) expires 09 Jun 2009; Trade License No. 13388 (Bahrain); All branches worldwide [NPWMD] [IFSR]. -to- FUTURE BANK B.S.C. (a.k.a. BANK-E ALMOSTAGHBAL; a.k.a. FUTURE BANK), P.O. Box 785, City Centre Building, Government Avenue, Manama, Bahrain; Block 304, City Centre Building, Building 199, Government Avenue, Road 383, Manama, Bahrain; Free Trade Zone, Sanaati-e Kish, Vilay-e Ferdos 2, Corner of Klinik-e Khanevadeh, No 1/5 and 3/5, Kish, Iran; Business Registration Document # 54514-1 (Bahrain) expires 09 Jun 2009; Trade License No. 13388 (Bahrain); All branches worldwide[IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

POST BANK OF IRAN, 237 Motahari Avenue, Tehran 1587618118, Iran [NPWMD] [IFSR]. -to- POST BANK OF IRAN (a.k.a. SHERKAT-E DOLATI-E POST BANK; a.k.a. “PBI”), 237 Motahari Avenue, Tehran 1587618118, Iran; Motahari Street, No. 237, Past Darya-e Noor, Tehran, Iran[IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

“ANSAR AL-MOJAHEDIN NO-INTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE” (a.k.a. ANSAR BANK; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE; f.k.a. “ANSAR INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREE-LOANS FUND”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran [NPWMD] [IFSR]. -to- “ANSAR AL-MOJAHEDIN NOINTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE” (a.k.a. ANSAR BANK; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE; a.k.a. BANK-E ANSAR; f.k.a. “ANSAR INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREE-LOANS FUND”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran; North Pasdaran St., No. 539, Before Sahebgharanieh, corner of Narenjestan dahom, Tehran, Iran[IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

“ANSAR INSTITUTE” (a.k.a. ANSAR BANK; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE; f.k.a. “ANSAR AL-MOJAHEDIN NO-INTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREELOANS FUND”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran [NPWMD] [IFSR]. -to- “ANSAR INSTITUTE” (a.k.a. ANSAR BANK; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE; a.k.a. BANK-E ANSAR; f.k.a. “ANSAR ALMOJAHEDIN NO-INTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREE-LOANS FUND”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran; North Pasdaran St., No. 539, Before Sahebgharanieh, corner of Narenjestan dahom, Tehran, Iran[IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

“ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREE-LOANS FUND” (a.k.a. ANSAR BANK; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE; f.k.a. “ANSAR AL-MOJAHEDIN NO-INTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR INSTITUTE”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran [NPWMD] [IFSR]. -to- “ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREE-LOANS FUND” (a.k.a. ANSAR BANK; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE; a.k.a. BANK-E ANSAR; f.k.a. “ANSAR ALMOJAHEDIN NO-INTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR INSTITUTE”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran; North Pasdaran St., No. 539, Before Sahebgharanieh, corner of Narenjestan dahom, Tehran, Iran[IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

resulting in the following new [IRAN] [IFSR] [NPWMD] entries:

BANK-E AL-MOSTAGHBAL (a.k.a. FUTURE BANK; a.k.a. FUTURE BANK B.S.C.), P.O. Box 785, City Centre Building, Government Avenue, Manama, Bahrain; Block 304, City Centre Building, Building 199, Government Avenue, Road 383, Manama, Bahrain; Free Trade Zone, Sanaati-e Kish, Vilay-e Ferdos 2, Corner of Klinik-e Khanevadeh, No 1/5 and 3/5, Kish, Iran; Business Registration Document # 54514-1 (Bahrain) expires 09 Jun 2009; Trade License No. 13388 (Bahrain); All branches worldwide [IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

BANK-E ANSAR (a.k.a. ANSAR BANK; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCE AND CREDIT FUND; a.k.a. ANSAR FINANCIAL AND CREDIT INSTITUTE; f.k.a. “ANSAR AL-MOJAHEDIN NO-INTEREST LOAN INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR INSTITUTE”; f.k.a. “ANSAR SAVING AND INTEREST FREELOANS FUND”), Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran; North Pasdaran St., No. 539, Before Sahebgharanieh, corner of Narenjestan dahom, Tehran, Iran [IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

FUTURE BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E ALMOSTAGHBAL; a.k.a. FUTURE BANK B.S.C.), P.O. Box 785, City Centre Building, Government Avenue, Manama, Bahrain; Block 304, City Centre Building, Building 199, Government Avenue, Road 383, Manama, Bahrain; Free Trade Zone, Sanaati-e Kish, Vilay-e Ferdos 2, Corner of Klinik-e Khanevadeh, No 1/5 and 3/5, Kish, Iran; Business Registration Document # 54514-1 (Bahrain) expires 09 Jun 2009; Trade License No. 13388 (Bahrain); All branches worldwide [IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

SHERKAT-E DOLATI-E POST BANK (a.k.a. POST BANK OF IRAN; a.k.a. “PBI”), 237 Motahari Avenue, Tehran 1587618118, Iran; Motahari Street, No. 237, Past Darya-e Noor, Tehran, Iran [IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

“PBI” (a.k.a. POST BANK OF IRAN; a.k.a. SHERKAT-E DOLATI-E POST BANK), 237 Motahari Avenue, Tehran 1587618118, Iran; Motahari Street, No. 237, Past Darya-e Noor, Tehran, Iran [IRAN] [NPWMD] [IFSR].

The following [IRAN] entries have been added to OFAC’s SDN list:

BANK MOSHTAREK-E IRAN VENEZUELA (a.k.a. JOINT IRAN-VENEZUELA BANK), Ahmad Ghasir St. (Bokharest), Corner of 15th St., Tose Tower, No.44-46, Tehran 1013830711, Iran [IRAN].

BANK-E DEY (a.k.a. DEY BANK), Bokharest St., 1st St., No. 13, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

BANK-E EGHTESAD NOVIN (a.k.a. EGHTESAD NOVIN BANK; a.k.a. EN BANK PJSC), Vali Asr Street, Above Vanak Circle, across Niayesh, Esfandiari Blvd., No. 24, Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC BEGN IR TH [IRAN].

BANK-E GARDESHGARI (a.k.a. TOURISM BANK), Vali Asr St., above Vey Park, Shahid Fiazi St., No. 51, first floor, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

BANK-E GHARZOLHASANEH MEHR IRAN (a.k.a. GHARZOLHASANEH MEHR IRAN BANK; a.k.a. MEHR IRAN CREDIT UNION BANK), Taleghani St., No.204, Before the intersection of Mofateh, across from the former U.S. embassy, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

BANK-E HEKMAT IRANIAN (a.k.a. HEKMAT IRANIAN BANK), Argentine Circle, beginning of Africa St., Corner of 37th St., (Dara Cul-de-sac), No.26, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

BANK-E IRAN ZAMIN (a.k.a. IRAN ZAMIN BANK), Seyyed Jamal-oldin Asadabadi St., Corner of 68th St., No. 472, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

BANK-E KARAFARIN (a.k.a. KARAFARIN BANK), Zafar St. No. 315, Between Vali Asr and Jordan, Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC KBID IR TH [IRAN].

BANK-E PARSIAN (a.k.a. PARSIAN BANK), Keshavarz Blvd., No. 65, Corner of Shahid Daemi St., P.O. Box 141553163, Tehran 1415983111, Iran; No. 4 Zarafshan St, Farahzadi Blvd, Shahrak-e Ghods, 1467793811, Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC BKPA IR TH [IRAN].

BANK-E PASARGAD (a.k.a. PASARGAD BANK), Valiasr St., Mirdamad St., No. 430, Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC BKBP IR TH [IRAN].

BANK-E SAMAN (a.k.a. SAMAN BANK), Vali Asr. St. No. 3, Before Vey Park intersection, corner of Tarakesh Dooz St., Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC SABC IR TH [IRAN].

BANK-E SARMAYEH (a.k.a. SARMAYEH BANK), Sepahod Gharani No. 24, Corner of Arak St., Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

BANK-E SHAHR, Sepahod Gharani, Corner of Khosro St., No. 147, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

BANK-E TAAWON MANTAGHEEY-E ESLAMI (a.k.a. ISLAMIC REGIONAL COOPERATION BANK; a.k.a. REGIONAL COOPERATION OF THE ISLAMIC BANK FOR DEVELOPMENT & INVESTMENT), Building No. 59, District 929, Street No. 17, Arsat Al-Hindia, Al Masbah, Baghdad, Iraq; Tohid Street, Before Tohid Circle, No. 33, Upper Level of Eghtesad-e Novin Bank, Tehran 1419913464, Iran; SWIFT/BIC RCDF IQ BA [IRAN].

BANK-E TAT (a.k.a. TAT BANK), Shahid Ahmad Ghasir (Bocharest), Shahid Ahmadian (15th) St., No. 1, Tehran, Iran; No. 1 Ahmadian Street, Bokharest Avenue, Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC TATB IR TH [IRAN].

BANK-E TOSE’E TA’AVON (a.k.a. COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT BANK; a.k.a. TOSEE TAAVON BANK), Mirdamad Blvd., North East Corner of Mirdamad Bridge, No. 271, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E TOSE’E TA’AVON; a.k.a. TOSEE TAAVON BANK), Mirdamad Blvd., North East Corner of Mirdamad Bridge, No. 271, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

CREDIT INSTITUTION FOR DEVELOPMENT, 53 Saanee, Jahan-e Koodak, Crossroads Africa St., Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

DEY BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E DEY), Bokharest St., 1st St., No. 13, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

EGHTESAD NOVIN BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E EGHTESAD NOVIN; a.k.a. EN BANK PJSC), Vali Asr Street, Above Vanak Circle, across Niayesh, Esfandiari Blvd., No. 24, Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC BEGN IR TH [IRAN].

EN BANK PJSC (a.k.a. BANK-E EGHTESAD NOVIN; a.k.a. EGHTESAD NOVIN BANK), Vali Asr Street, Above Vanak Circle, across Niayesh, Esfandiari Blvd., No. 24, Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC BEGN IR TH [IRAN].

GHARZOLHASANEH MEHR IRAN BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E GHARZOLHASANEH MEHR IRAN; a.k.a. MEHR IRAN CREDIT UNION BANK), Taleghani St., No.204, Before the intersection of Mofateh, across from the former U.S. embassy, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

HEKMAT IRANIAN BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E HEKMAT IRANIAN), Argentine Circle, beginning of Africa St., Corner of 37th St., (Dara Cul-desac), No.26, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

IRAN ZAMIN BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E IRAN ZAMIN), Seyyed Jamal-oldin Asadabadi St., Corner of 68th St., No. 472, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

ISLAMIC REGIONAL COOPERATION BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E TAAWON MANTAGHEEY-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. REGIONAL COOPERATION OF THE ISLAMIC BANK FOR DEVELOPMENT & INVESTMENT), Building No. 59, District 929, Street No. 17, Arsat Al-Hindia, Al Masbah, Baghdad, Iraq; Tohid Street, Before Tohid Circle, No. 33, Upper Level of Eghtesad-e Novin Bank, Tehran 1419913464, Iran; SWIFT/BIC RCDF IQ BA [IRAN].

JOINT IRAN-VENEZUELA BANK (a.k.a. BANK MOSHTAREK-E IRAN VENEZUELA), Ahmad Ghasir St. (Bokharest), Corner of 15th St., Tose Tower, No.44-46, Tehran 1013830711, Iran [IRAN].

KARAFARIN BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E KARAFARIN), Zafar St. No. 315, Between Vali Asr and Jordan, Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC KBID IR TH [IRAN].

MEHR IRAN CREDIT UNION BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E GHARZOLHASANEH MEHR IRAN; a.k.a. GHARZOLHASANEH MEHR IRAN BANK), Taleghani St., No.204, Before the intersection of Mofateh, across from the former U.S. embassy, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

PARSIAN BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E PARSIAN), Keshavarz Blvd., No. 65, Corner of Shahid Daemi St., P.O. Box 141553163, Tehran 1415983111, Iran; No. 4 Zarafshan St, Farahzadi Blvd, Shahrak-e Ghods, 1467793811, Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC BKPA IR TH [IRAN].

PASARGAD BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E PASARGAD), Valiasr St., Mirdamad St., No. 430, Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC BKBP IR TH [IRAN].

REGIONAL COOPERATION OF THE ISLAMIC BANK FOR DEVELOPMENT & INVESTMENT (a.k.a. BANK-E TAAWON MANTAGHEEY-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REGIONAL COOPERATION BANK), Building No. 59, District 929, Street No. 17, Arsat Al-Hindia, Al Masbah, Baghdad, Iraq; Tohid Street, Before Tohid Circle, No. 33, Upper Level of Eghtesad-e Novin Bank, Tehran 1419913464, Iran; SWIFT/BIC RCDF IQ BA [IRAN].

SAMAN BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E SAMAN), Vali Asr. St. No. 3, Before Vey Park intersection, corner of Tarakesh Dooz St., Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC SABC IR TH [IRAN].

SARMAYEH BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E SARMAYEH), Sepahod Gharani No. 24, Corner of Arak St., Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

TAT BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E TAT), Shahid Ahmad Ghasir (Bocharest), Shahid Ahmadian (15th) St., No. 1, Tehran, Iran; No. 1 Ahmadian Street, Bokharest Avenue, Tehran, Iran; SWIFT/BIC TATB IR TH [IRAN].

TOSEE TAAVON BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E TOSE’E TA’AVON; a.k.a. COOPERATIVE DEVELOPMENT BANK), Mirdamad Blvd., North East Corner of Mirdamad Bridge, No. 271, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

TOURISM BANK (a.k.a. BANK-E GARDESHGARI), Vali Asr St., above Vey Park, Shahid Fiazi St., No. 51, first floor, Tehran, Iran [IRAN].

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United States Increases Sanctions Against The Government Of Iran And Its Proliferation Networks

7/12/2012
Treasury and State Department Actions Target More Than 50 Entities

Tied to Iran’s Procurement, Petroleum, and Shipping Networks

WASHINGTON – Today, the United States is imposing additional sanctions on Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile proliferation networks, and is also taking additional steps to prevent the evasion of sanctions by publicly identifying a group of Iranian front companies and banks. These actions are part of the United States government’s dual-track approach of increasing pressure to convince Iran to engage seriously and address the international community’s concerns about its nuclear program.

“Iran today is under intense, multilateral sanctions pressure, and we will continue to ratchet up the pressure so long as Iran refuses to address the international community’s well-founded concerns about its nuclear program,” said Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen. “Today’s actions are our next step on that path, taking direct aim at disrupting Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs as well as its deceptive efforts to use front companies to sell and move its oil.”

Targeting Iran’s Nuclear and Missile Proliferation Activities

Since 2005, the United States has imposed a series of targeted, conduct-based sanctions under Executive Order (E.O.) 13382, “Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters,” on persons, firms and financial institutions involved in Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. This sustained sanctions effort has both disrupted the progress of Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile program and imposed significant pressure on the Iranian government.

Continuing the effort to target Iran’s nuclear and missile proliferation activities, the U.S. Departments of the Treasury and State are today designating 11 entities and four individuals under E.O. 13382. As described in more detail in the accompanying Fact Sheet, many of the individuals and entities designated today are part of a network of proliferators headed by Iran’s Ministry of Defense for Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) and its subsidiary, Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO). A number of additional designations are related to Iran’s national maritime carrier, Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), both of which have been the target of a numerous sanctions actions by the United States and our partners around the world.

Preventing the Circumvention of International Sanctions on Iran

The Treasury Department is also acting today to prevent the circumvention of international sanctions on Iran – including sanctions on oil trade with Iran – by publicly exposing numerous Iranian front companies, ships and banks that are part of the Government of Iran. The specific entities identified in today’s action are described in the accompanying Fact Sheet.

Treasury is identifying these Government of Iran entities pursuant to E.O. 13599, which blocks all property and interests in property within U.S. jurisdiction of the Government of Iran and of all Iranian financial institutions, and prohibits U.S. persons or those within U.S. jurisdiction from having dealings with them. To assist U.S. persons in complying with their obligation to freeze the assets of, and not to deal with, any such entities, the Treasury Department from time to time identifies entities that are owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, the Government of Iran.

Today’s identifications include four front companies for the Naftiran Intertrade Company (NICO) or the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) — Petro Suisse Intertrade Company SA; Hong Kong Intertrade Company; Noor Energy (Malaysia) Ltd.; and Petro Energy Intertrade Company. NICO intended to use Petro Energy Intertrade to evade western sanctions. The Treasury Department identified NICO and NIOC, both of which are centrally involved in the sale of Iranian oil, in 2008 as entities that are owned or controlled by the Government of Iran.

The Treasury Department is also identifying today the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) as a Government of Iran entity and, for the first time, the NITC fleet and various front companies belonging to NITC. In addition, the Treasury Department is also identifying 20 Iranian financial institutions for inclusion on its List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN List).

These identifications highlight Iran’s attempts to evade sanctions through the use of front companies, as well as its attempts to conceal its tanker fleet by repainting, reflagging, or disabling GPS devices. They will assist U.S. persons in complying with E.O. 13599, and will also assist persons and entities around the world in complying with U.S. and international sanctions, including the European Union’s prohibition on the import of Iranian oil that went into effect on July 1, 2012.

U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with individuals or entities blocked pursuant to E.O 13382 or E.O. 13599, and any assets such persons may have under U.S. jurisdiction are blocked. Entry into the United States of aliens designated pursuant to E.O. 13382 is suspended under Presidential Proclamation 8693, Suspension of Entry of Aliens Subject to U.S. Security Council Travel Ban and International Emergency Economic Powers Act Sanctions.

For more information on today’s designations, please see the attached fact sheet.

​071212 Fact Sheet Iran Designations.pdf

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