U.S. Imposes New Sanctions On Iran Proliferators, Companies Linked To Regime

July 17, 2012

RTT News on July 12, 2012 released the following:

“(RTTNews) – The U.S. Treasury Department announced Thursday it is sanctioning a number of companies and individuals tied to weapons proliferation in Iran or circumvention of existing sanctions on the Iranian regime.

“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,” Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen said in a press release.

He added, “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.”

Today’s new sanctions came in two parts: 1) placing sanctions on 15 entities or individuals involved in supporting Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs and 2) publicly sanctioning over 25 companies and individuals as Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) who have repeatedly acted to circumvent current sanctions on the Iranian regime.

Both sets of sanctions block all U.S. persons and companies from engaging in any transactions with the designated entities and individuals.

Most of the entities designated under the first set of sanctions (E.O. 13382) are tied to Iran’s Ministry of Defense for Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) and its subsidiary Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO).

Under executive order 13382, which is “aimed at freezing the assets of proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their supporters and isolating them financially,” Treasury can prohibit all transactions between the designees and any U.S. person and freeze any assets the designees may have under U.S. jurisdiction, according to the State Department.

Electronic Components Industries Co. (ECI) and Information Systems Iran (ISIRAN), one of the largest and most experienced information technology companies in Iran, and Daniel Frosch, an Austrian exporter currently living in Dubai, were both designated under E.O. 13382. Frosch had previously been under investigation by Austria for exporting components that could be used in nuclear weapons to Iran.

The second set of sanctions, pursuant under E.O. 13599 or the SDN List, targets “individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, targeted countries. It also lists individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country-specific,” according to Treasury.

Petro Suisse Intertrade Company SA (Switzerland), Hong Kong Intertrade Company, Noor Energy Ltd, (Malaysia) and Petro Energy Intertrade Company (Dubai) were all added to the SDN List today “because they are owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, the Government of Iran,” Treasury said.

Twenty Iranian financial institutions were also designated as SDN as well as 58 National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) vessels, the NITC itself and 27 of its affiliated entities.

Pundits have argued over the efficiency of the U.S. government’s two-track approach to Iran – on the one hand, pressuring the regime with sanctions and on the other, urging them to discuss their nuclear program during meetings with the international community.

However, recent leaks from Iran showing state-owned news agencies being discouraged from reporting the effects of sanctions could show the steps are having an impact.

“Our country is not in a position to allow the media to publish news or analysis which is not compatible with the regime’s and national interests,” Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance chief Mohammad Hosseini recently told local media site dolat.ir in uncharacteristically candid terms.

He added, “The situation regarding sanctions and other pressures, especially in economy … requires more cooperation by the media so the country is not hurt.”

The next round of working-level meetings between Iran and the P5+1, the international group charged with discussing the Iranian nuclear program, will take place in Istanbul on July 24th.

by RTT Staff Writer”

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More Iran [IRAN] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on July 12, 2012

July 17, 2012

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

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

HONG KONG INTERTRADE COMPANY, Hong Kong [IRAN].

NOOR ENERGY (MALAYSIA) LTD., Labuan, Malaysia; Company Number LL08318 [IRAN].

PETRO ENERGY INTERTRADE COMPANY, Dubai, United Arab Emirates [IRAN].

PETRO SUISSE INTERTRADE COMPANY SA, 6 Avenue de la Tour-Haldimand, Pully 1009, Switzerland [IRAN].

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Iran [IRAN] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on July 12, 2012

July 17, 2012

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

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

ABADAN (a.k.a. ALPHA) (T2EU4) Crude/Oil Products Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9187629; MMSI 572469210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

ABADEH (9HDQ9) Crude/Oil Products Tanker Malta flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9187655; MMSI 256842000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

ALPHA (f.k.a. ABADAN) (T2EU4) Crude/Oil Products Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9187629; MMSI 572469210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

AMOL (a.k.a. CASTOR) (T2EM4) Crude/Oil Products Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9187667; MMSI 256843000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

ARASH SHIPPING ENTERPRISES LIMITED, Diagoras House, 7th Floor, 16 Panteli Katelari Street, Nicosia 1097, Cyprus; Telephone (357)(22660766); Fax (357)(22678777) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

ARTA SHIPPING ENTERPRISES LIMITED, Diagoras House, 7th Floor, 16 Panteli Katelari Street, Nicosia 1097, Cyprus; Telephone (357)(22660766); Fax (357)(22678777) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

ASAN SHIPPING ENTERPRISE LIMITED, 85 St. John Street, Valletta VLT 1165, Malta; Telephone (356)(21241817); Fax (356)(25990640) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

ASTANEH (a.k.a. NEPTUNE) (T2ES4) Crude/Oil Products Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9187643; MMSI 572467210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

ASTARA (9HDS9) Crude/Oil Products Tanker Malta flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9187631; MMSI 256845000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

BANEH (EQKF) Landing Craft 640DWT 478GRT Iran flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8508462; MMSI 422141000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

BLOSSOM (f.k.a. SIMA) (T2DY4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9357353; MMSI 572449210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

BRAWNY (f.k.a. NABI) (T2DS4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9079080; MMSI 572443210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

CAMELLIA (f.k.a. SAVEH) (5IM 594) Crude Oil Tanker Tanzania flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9171462; MMSI 677049400 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

CASPIAN MARITIME LIMITED, Fortuna Court, Block B, 284 Archbishop Makarios II Avenue, Limassol 3105, Cyprus; Telephone (357)(25800000); Fax (357)(25588055) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

CASTOR (f.k.a. AMOL) (T2EM4) Crude/Oil Products Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9187667; MMSI 256843000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

CLOVE (f.k.a. SEMNAN) (5IM 595) Crude Oil Tanker Tanzania flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9171450; MMSI 677049500 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

COMPANION (f.k.a. DAVAR) (5IM 593) Crude Oil Tanker Tanzania flag; Former Vessel Flag Cyprus; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9357717; MMSI 677049300 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

COURAGE (f.k.a. HOMA) (5IM 596) Crude Oil Tanker Tanzania flag; Former Vessel Flag Cyprus; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9357389; MMSI 677049600 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

DAISY (f.k.a. SUSANGIRD) (5IM584) Crude Oil Tanker Tanzania flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9172038; MMSI 677048400 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

DAMAVAND (9HEG9) Crude Oil Tanker Malta flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9218478; MMSI 256865000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

DANESH (a.k.a. LEADERSHIP) (5IM 592) Crude Oil Tanker Tanzania flag; Former Vessel Flag Cyprus; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9356593; MMSI 677049200 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

DANESH SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED, Diagoras House, 7th Floor, 16 Panteli Katelari Street, Nicosia 1097, Cyprus; Telephone (357)(22660766); Fax (357)(22668608) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

DARAB (9HEE9) Crude Oil Tanker Malta flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9218492; MMSI 256862000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

DAVAR (a.k.a. COMPANION) (5IM 593) Crude Oil Tanker Tanzania flag; Former Vessel Flag Cyprus; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9357717; MMSI 677049300 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

DAVAR SHIPPING CO LTD, Diagoras House, 7th Floor, 16 Panteli Katelari Street, Nicosia 1097, Cyprus; Telephone (357)(22660766); Fax (357)(22678777) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

DAYLAM (9HEU9) Crude Oil Tanker Malta flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9218466; MMSI 256872000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

DELVAR (9HEF9) Crude Oil Tanker Malta flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9218454; MMSI 256864000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

DENA (9HED9) Crude Oil Tanker Malta flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9218480; MMSI 256861000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

DENA TANKERS FZE, Free Zone, P.O. Box 5232, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

ELITE (f.k.a. NOAH) (T2DQ4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9079078; MMSI 572441210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

FAEZ (a.k.a. SATEEN) (T2DM4) Chemical/Products Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9283760; MMSI 572438210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

FREEDOM (f.k.a. HARAZ) (5IM 597) Crude Oil Tanker Tanzania flag; Former Vessel Flag Cyprus; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9357406; MMSI 677049700 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

GARDENIA (f.k.a. SEPID) (T2EF4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9356608; MMSI 572455210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

GLORY (f.k.a. HATEF) (T2EG4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Cyprus; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9357183; MMSI 212256000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

HADI (a.k.a. PIONEER) (T2EJ4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Cyprus; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9362073; MMSI 572459210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

HADI SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED, Diagoras House, 7th Floor, 16 Panteli Katelari Street, Nicosia 1097, Cyprus; Telephone (357)(22660766); Fax (357)(22668608) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

HAMOON (a.k.a. LENA) (T2EQ4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9212929; MMSI 572465210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

HARAZ (a.k.a. FREEDOM) (5IM 597) Crude Oil Tanker Tanzania flag; Former Vessel Flag Cyprus; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9357406; MMSI 677049700 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

HARAZ SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED, Diagoras House, 7th Floor, 16 Panteli Katelari Street, Nicosia 1097, Cyprus; Telephone (357)(22660766); Fax (357)(22668608) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

HARSIN (a.k.a. VALOR) (5IM600) Crude Oil Tanker Tanzania flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9212917; MMSI 677050000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

HATEF (a.k.a. GLORY) (T2EG4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Cyprus; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9357183; MMSI 212256000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

HATEF SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED, Diagoras House, 7th Floor, 16 Panteli Katelari Street, Nicosia 1097, Cyprus; Telephone (357)(22660766); Fax (357)(22668608) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

HENGAM (a.k.a. LOYAL) (T2ER4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9212905; MMSI 256875000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

HIRMAND (a.k.a. HONESTY) (T2DZ4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Cyprus; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9357391; MMSI 572450210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

HIRMAND SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED, Diagoras House, 7th Floor, 16 Panteli Katelari Street, Nicosia 1097, Cyprus; Telephone (357)(22660766); Fax (357)(22668608) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

HODA (a.k.a. PRECIOUS) (T2EH4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Cyprus; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9362059; MMSI 572458210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

HODA SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED, Diagoras House, 7th Floor, 16 Panteli Katelari Street, Nicosia 1097, Cyprus; Telephone (357)(22660766); Fax (357)(22668608) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

HOMA (a.k.a. COURAGE) (5IM 596) Crude Oil Tanker Tanzania flag; Former Vessel Flag Cyprus; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9357389; MMSI 677049600 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

HOMA SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED, Diagoras House, 7th Floor, 16 Panteli Katelari Street, Nicosia 1097, Cyprus; Telephone (357)(22660766); Fax (357)(22668608) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

HONAR (a.k.a. VICTORY) (T2EA4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Cyprus; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9362061; MMSI 209511000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

HONAR SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED, Diagoras House, 7th Floor, 16 Panteli Katelari Street, Nicosia 1097, Cyprus; Telephone (357)(22660766); Fax (357)(22668608) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

HONESTY (f.k.a. HIRMAND) (T2DZ4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Cyprus; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9357391; MMSI 572450210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

HORMOZ (9HEK9) Crude Oil Tanker Malta flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9212890; MMSI 256870000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

HUWAYZEH (9HEJ9) Crude Oil Tanker Malta flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9212888; MMSI 256869000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

IMICO NEKA 455 (a.k.a. YARD NO. 455 IRAN MARINE) Shuttle Tanker Iran flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9404546 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

IMICO NEKA 456 (a.k.a. YARD NO. 456 IRAN MARINE) Shuttle Tanker Iran flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9404558 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

IMICO NEKA 457 (a.k.a. YARD NO. 457 IRAN MARINE) Shuttle Tanker Iran flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9404560 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

IRAN FAHIM Chemical/Products Tanker Iran flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9286140 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

IRAN FALAGH Chemical/Products Tanker Iran flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9286152 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

IRAN FAZEL (9BAC) Chemical/Products Tanker Iran flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9283746; MMSI 422303000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

LANTANA (f.k.a. SANANDAJ) (5IM591) Crude Oil Tanker Tanzania flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9172040; MMSI 677049100 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

LEADERSHIP (f.k.a. DANESH) (5IM 592) Crude Oil Tanker Tanzania flag; Former Vessel Flag Cyprus; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9356593; MMSI 677049200 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

LENA (f.k.a. HAMOON) (T2EQ4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9212929; MMSI 572465210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

LOYAL (f.k.a. HENGAM) (T2ER4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9212905; MMSI 256875000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

MAGNOLIA (f.k.a. SARVESTAN) (5IM590) Crude Oil Tanker Tanzania flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9172052; MMSI 677049000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

MARIVAN (EQKH) Tanker 640DWT 478GRT Iran flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8517243; MMSI 422143000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

MEHRAN SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED, Diagoras House, 7th Floor, 16 Panteli Katelari Street, Nicosia 1097, Cyprus; Telephone (357)(22660766); Fax (357)(22668608) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

MERSAD SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED, Diagoras House, 7th Floor, 16 Panteli Katelari Street, Nicosia 1097, Cyprus; Telephone (357)(22660766); Fax (357)(22668608) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

MIGHAT SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED (a.k.a. MINAB SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED), Diagoras House, 7th Floor, 16 Panteli Katelari Street, Nicosia 1097, Cyprus; Telephone (357)(22660766); Fax (357)(22668608) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

MINAB SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED (f.k.a. MIGHAT SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED), Diagoras House, 7th Floor, 16 Panteli Katelari Street, Nicosia 1097, Cyprus; Telephone (357)(22660766); Fax (357)(22668608) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

MOTION (f.k.a. NAJM) (T2DR4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9079092; MMSI 572442210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

N.I.T.C. REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE (a.k.a. NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY), Droogdokweg 71, Rotterdam 3089 JN, Netherlands; Email Address nitcrdam@tiscali.net; Telephone +31 010-4951863; Telephone +31 10-4360037; Fax +31 10-4364096 [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

NABI (a.k.a. BRAWNY) (T2DS4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9079080; MMSI 572443210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

NAJM (a.k.a. MOTION) (T2DR4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9079092; MMSI 572442210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY (a.k.a. N.I.T.C. REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE), Droogdokweg 71, Rotterdam 3089 JN, Netherlands; Email Address nitcrdam@tiscali.net; Telephone +31 010-4951863; Telephone +31 10-4360037; Fax +31 10-4364096 [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY (a.k.a. NITC), NITC Building, 67-88, Shahid Atefi Street, Africa Avenue, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.nitc.co.ir; Email Address info@nitc.co.ir; alt. Email Address administrator@nitc.co.ir; Telephone (98)(21)(66153220); Telephone (98)(21)(23803202); Telephone (98)(21)(23803303); Telephone (98)(21)(66153224); Telephone (98)(21)(23802230); Telephone (98)(9121115315); Telephone (98)(9128091642); Telephone (98)(9127389031); Fax (98)(21)(22224537); Fax (98)(21)(23803318); Fax (98)(21)(22013392); Fax (98)(21)(22058763) [IRAN].

NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY LLC (a.k.a. NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY LLC SHARJAH BRANCH; a.k.a. NITC SHARJAH), Al Wahda Street, Street No. 4, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; P.O. Box 3267, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; Website http://nitcsharjah.com/index.html; Telephone +97165030600; Telephone + 97165749996; Telephone +971506262258; Fax +97165394666; Fax +97165746661 [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY LLC SHARJAH BRANCH (a.k.a. NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY LLC; a.k.a. NITC SHARJAH), Al Wahda Street, Street No. 4, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; P.O. Box 3267, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; Website http://nitcsharjah.com/index.html; Telephone +97165030600; Telephone + 97165749996; Telephone +971506262258; Fax +97165394666; Fax +97165746661 [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

NEPTUNE (f.k.a. ASTANEH) (T2ES4) Crude/Oil Products Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9187643; MMSI 572467210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

NESA (a.k.a. TRUTH) (T2DP4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9079107; MMSI 572440210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

NITC (a.k.a. NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY), NITC Building, 67-88, Shahid Atefi Street, Africa Avenue, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.nitc.co.ir; Email Address info@nitc.co.ir; alt. Email Address administrator@nitc.co.ir; Telephone (98)(21)(66153220); Telephone (98)(21)(23803202); Telephone (98)(21)(23803303); Telephone (98)(21)(66153224); Telephone (98)(21)(23802230); Telephone (98)(9121115315); Telephone (98)(9128091642); Telephone (98)(9127389031); Fax (98)(21)(22224537); Fax (98)(21)(23803318); Fax (98)(21)(22013392); Fax (98)(21)(22058763) [IRAN].

NITC SHARJAH (a.k.a. NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY LLC; a.k.a. NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY LLC SHARJAH BRANCH), Al Wahda Street, Street No. 4, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; P.O. Box 3267, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; Website http://nitcsharjah.com/index.html; Telephone +97165030600; Telephone + 97165749996; Telephone +971506262258; Fax +97165394666; Fax +97165746661 [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

NOAH (a.k.a. ELITE) (T2DQ4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9079078; MMSI 572441210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

NOOR (9HES9) Crude Oil Tanker Malta flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9079066; MMSI 256882000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

PARS PETROCHEMICAL SHIPPING COMPANY, 1st Floor, No. 19, Shenasa Street, Vali E Asr Avenue, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.parsshipping.com [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

PIONEER (f.k.a. HADI) (T2EJ4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Cyprus; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9362073; MMSI 572459210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

PRECIOUS (f.k.a. HODA) (T2EH4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Cyprus; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9362059; MMSI 572458210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

PROTON PETROCHEMICALS SHIPPING LIMITED (a.k.a. PROTON SHIPPING CO; a.k.a. “PSC”), Diagoras House, 7th Floor, 16 Panteli Katelari Street, Nicosia 1097, Cyprus; Telephone (357)(22660766); Fax (357)(22668608) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

PROTON SHIPPING CO (a.k.a. PROTON PETROCHEMICALS SHIPPING LIMITED; a.k.a. “PSC”), Diagoras House, 7th Floor, 16 Panteli Katelari Street, Nicosia 1097, Cyprus; Telephone (357)(22660766); Fax (357)(22668608) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

SAFE (a.k.a. YARD NO. 1220 SHANGHAI WAIGAOQIAO) Crude Oil Tanker Malta flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9569205 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

SAMAN SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED, Diagoras House, 7th Floor, 16 Panteli Katelari Street, Nicosia 1097, Cyprus; Telephone (357)(22660766); Fax (357)(22668608) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

SANANDAJ (a.k.a. LANTANA) (5IM591) Crude Oil Tanker Tanzania flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9172040; MMSI 677049100 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

SARDASHT (EQKG) Landing Craft 640DWT 478GRT Iran flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8517231; MMSI 422142000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

SARV (9HNZ9) Crude Oil Tanker Malta flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9357377; MMSI 249257000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

SARV SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED, 198 Old Bakery Street, Valletta VLT 1455, Malta; Telephone (356)(21241232) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

SARVESTAN (a.k.a. MAGNOLIA) (5IM590) Crude Oil Tanker Tanzania flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9172052; MMSI 677049000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

SATEEN (f.k.a. FAEZ) (T2DM4) Chemical/Products Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9283760; MMSI 572438210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

SAVEH (a.k.a. CAMELLIA) (5IM 594) Crude Oil Tanker Tanzania flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9171462; MMSI 677049400 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

SEMNAN (a.k.a. CLOVE) (5IM 595) Crude Oil Tanker Tanzania flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9171450; MMSI 677049500 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

SEPID (a.k.a. GARDENIA) (T2EF4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9356608; MMSI 572455210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

SEPID SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED, 198 Old Bakery Street, Valletta VLT 1455, Malta; Telephone (356)(21241232) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

SIMA (a.k.a. BLOSSOM) (T2DY4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9357353; MMSI 572449210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

SIMA SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED, 198 Old Bakery Street, Valletta VLT 1455, Malta; Telephone (356)(21241232) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

SINA (9HNY9) Crude Oil Tanker Malta flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9357365; MMSI 249256000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

SINA SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED, 198 Old Bakery Street, Valletta VLT 1455, Malta; Telephone (356)(21241232) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

SMOOTH (a.k.a. YARD NO. 1225 SHANGHAI WAIGAOQIAO) Crude Oil Tanker Malta flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9569657 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

SONATA (a.k.a. YARD NO. 1222 SHANGHAI WAIGAOQIAO) Crude Oil Tanker Malta flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9569633 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

SONGBIRD (a.k.a. YARD NO. 1224 SHANGHAI WAIGAOQIAO) Crude Oil Tanker Malta flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9569645 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

SOUVENIR (a.k.a. YARD NO. 1221 SHANGHAI WAIGAOQIAO) Crude Oil Tanker Malta flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9569619 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

SUSANGIRD (a.k.a. DAISY) (5IM584) Crude Oil Tanker Tanzania flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9172038; MMSI 677048400 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

TC SHIPPING COMPANY LIMITED, Diagoras House, 7th Floor, 16 Panteli Katelari Street, Nicosia 1097, Cyprus; Telephone (357)(22660766); Fax (357)(22668608) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

TOLOU (EQOD) Crew/Supply Vessel 250DWT 178GRT Iran flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8318178 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

TRUTH (f.k.a. NESA) (T2DP4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9079107; MMSI 572440210 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

VALFAJR2 (EQOX) Tug 650DWT 419GRT Iran flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8400103 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

VALOR (f.k.a. HARSIN) (5IM600) Crude Oil Tanker Tanzania flag; Former Vessel Flag Malta; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9212917; MMSI 677050000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

VICTORY (f.k.a. HONAR) (T2EA4) Crude Oil Tanker Tuvalu flag; Former Vessel Flag Cyprus; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9362061; MMSI 209511000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

YAGHOUB (EQOE) Platform Supply Ship 950DWT Iran flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8316168; MMSI 422150000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

YANGZHOU DAYANG DY905 (a.k.a. YARD NO. DY905 YANGZHOU D.) LPG Tanker Iran flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9575424 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

YARD NO. 1220 SHANGHAI WAIGAOQIAO (a.k.a. SAFE) Crude Oil Tanker Malta flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9569205 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

YARD NO. 1221 SHANGHAI WAIGAOQIAO (a.k.a. SOUVENIR) Crude Oil Tanker Malta flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9569619 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

YARD NO. 1222 SHANGHAI WAIGAOQIAO (a.k.a. SONATA) Crude Oil Tanker Malta flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9569633 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

YARD NO. 1224 SHANGHAI WAIGAOQIAO (a.k.a. SONGBIRD) Crude Oil Tanker Malta flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9569645 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

YARD NO. 1225 SHANGHAI WAIGAOQIAO (a.k.a. SMOOTH) Crude Oil Tanker Malta flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9569657 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

YARD NO. 455 IRAN MARINE (a.k.a. IMICO NEKA 455) Shuttle Tanker Iran flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9404546 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

YARD NO. 456 IRAN MARINE (a.k.a. IMICO NEKA 456) Shuttle Tanker Iran flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9404558 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

YARD NO. 457 IRAN MARINE (a.k.a. IMICO NEKA 457) Shuttle Tanker Iran flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9404560 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

YARD NO. DY905 YANGZHOU D. (a.k.a. YANGZHOU DAYANG DY905) LPG Tanker Iran flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9575424 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

YOUSEF (EQOG) Offshore Tug/Supply Ship 584GRT Iran flag; Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8316106; MMSI 422144000 (vessel) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

“PSC” (a.k.a. PROTON PETROCHEMICALS SHIPPING LIMITED; a.k.a. PROTON SHIPPING CO), Diagoras House, 7th Floor, 16 Panteli Katelari Street, Nicosia 1097, Cyprus; Telephone (357)(22660766); Fax (357)(22668608) [IRAN] Linked To: NATIONAL IRANIAN TANKER COMPANY.

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More Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators [NPWMD] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on July 12, 2012

July 16, 2012

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

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

ADVANCED INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY CENTER (a.k.a. AICTC), No. 5, Golestan Alley, Shahid Ghasemi St., Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.aictc.ir [NPWMD].

AICTC (a.k.a. ADVANCED INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY CENTER), No. 5, Golestan Alley, Shahid Ghasemi St., Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.aictc.ir [NPWMD].

AMIN Crude Oil Tanker 157,985DWT 81,306GRT Sierra Leone flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9422366 (Sierra Leone) (vessel) [NPWMD].

DANESHGAH-E SANA’TI-YE MALEK-E ASHTAR (a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR AVIATION UNIVERSTIY COMPLEX; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR INDUSTRIAL UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR UNIVERSITY OF DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY; a.k.a. MALEK-E ASHTAR TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. MALEK-E ASHTAR UNIVERSITY), Shahid Baba’i Highway, Lavizan, Tehran, Iran; Alt. Location: Shahin Shahr Township, End of Ferdowsi Avenue, PO Box 83154/115, Esfahan, Iran; Alt. Address: Adjacent to Mehrabad Airport, Karaj Expressway, Tehran, Iran; Alt. Address: Shahin Shar bei, Isfahan, Iran; Alt. Address: Shahin Shar Township, End of Ferdowsi Avenue, Isfahan, Iran; Alt. Address: Corner of Imam Ali Highway and Babaei Highway, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.mut.ac.ir [NPWMD].

DIGITAL MEDIA LAB (a.k.a. DML), No. 5, Golestan Alley, Ghasemi St., Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran [NPWMD].

DML (a.k.a. DIGITAL MEDIA LAB), No. 5, Golestan Alley, Ghasemi St., Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran [NPWMD].

ECI (a.k.a. ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES CO), Mirzaye Shirazi Boulevard, Sanaye Square, Shiraz, Iran [NPWMD].

ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES CO (a.k.a. ECI), Mirzaye Shirazi Boulevard, Sanaye Square, Shiraz, Iran [NPWMD].

FADAVI, Ali (a.k.a. FADWI, Ali); DOB Feb 1961; Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy Commander (individual) [NPWMD].

FADWI, Ali (a.k.a. FADAVI, Ali); DOB Feb 1961; Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy Commander (individual) [NPWMD].

FROSCH, Daniel; DOB 26 Apr 1982; POB Austria; citizen Austria; Passport LO798512 (Austria) (individual) [NPWMD].

GOOD LUCK SHIPPING L.L.C., Office 206/207 Malik Saeed, Ahmad Ghabbash, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; P.O. Box 8486, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; P.O. Box 5562, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Commercial Registry Number 655319 (United Arab Emirates) [NPWMD].

HAMD Bunkering Tanker 750DWT 335GRT Iran flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9036052 (Iran) (vessel) [NPWMD].

INFORMATION SYSTEMS IRAN (a.k.a. ISIRAN), PO Box 15875-4337, Tehran, Iran [NPWMD].

INTERNATIONAL GENERAL RESOURCING FZE, E.O.C. E2145, Ajman, United Arab Emirates [NPWMD].

IRAN CHARAK Bunkering Tanker 700DWT 335GRT Iran flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8322076 (Iran) (vessel) [NPWMD].

IRAN PARAK Bunkering Tanker 750DWT 321GRT Iran flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8322064 (Iran) (vessel) [NPWMD].

IRAN SHALAK Bunkering Tanker 750DWT 335GRT Iran flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8319940 (Iran) (vessel) [NPWMD].

IRAN YOUSHAT Bunkering Tanker 710DWT 335GRT Iran flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 8319952 (Iran) (vessel) [NPWMD].

ISIRAN (a.k.a. INFORMATION SYSTEMS IRAN), PO Box 15875-4337, Tehran, Iran [NPWMD].

MALEK ASHTAR AVIATION UNIVERSTIY COMPLEX (a.k.a. DANESHGAH-E SANA’TI-YE MALEK-E ASHTAR; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR INDUSTRIAL UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR UNIVERSITY OF DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY; a.k.a. MALEK-E ASHTAR TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. MALEK-E ASHTAR UNIVERSITY), Shahid Baba’i Highway, Lavizan, Tehran, Iran; Alt. Location: Shahin Shahr Township, End of Ferdowsi Avenue, PO Box 83154/115, Esfahan, Iran; Alt. Address: Adjacent to Mehrabad Airport, Karaj Expressway, Tehran, Iran; Alt. Address: Shahin Shar bei, Isfahan, Iran; Alt. Address: Shahin Shar Township, End of Ferdowsi Avenue, Isfahan, Iran; Alt. Address: Corner of Imam Ali Highway and Babaei Highway, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.mut.ac.ir [NPWMD].

MALEK ASHTAR INDUSTRIAL UNIVERSITY (a.k.a. DANESHGAH-E SANA’TI-YE MALEK-E ASHTAR; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR AVIATION UNIVERSTIY COMPLEX; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR UNIVERSITY OF DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY; a.k.a. MALEK-E ASHTAR TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. MALEK-E ASHTAR UNIVERSITY), Shahid Baba’i Highway, Lavizan, Tehran, Iran; Alt. Location: Shahin Shahr Township, End of Ferdowsi Avenue, PO Box 83154/115, Esfahan, Iran; Alt. Address: Adjacent to Mehrabad Airport, Karaj Expressway, Tehran, Iran; Alt. Address: Shahin Shar bei, Isfahan, Iran; Alt. Address: Shahin Shar Township, End of Ferdowsi Avenue, Isfahan, Iran; Alt. Address: Corner of Imam Ali Highway and Babaei Highway, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.mut.ac.ir [NPWMD].

MALEK ASHTAR UNIVERSITY (a.k.a. DANESHGAH-E SANA’TI-YE MALEK-E ASHTAR; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR AVIATION UNIVERSTIY COMPLEX; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR INDUSTRIAL UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR UNIVERSITY OF DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY; a.k.a. MALEK-E ASHTAR TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. MALEK-E ASHTAR UNIVERSITY), Shahid Baba’i Highway, Lavizan, Tehran, Iran; Alt. Location: Shahin Shahr Township, End of Ferdowsi Avenue, PO Box 83154/115, Esfahan, Iran; Alt. Address: Adjacent to Mehrabad Airport, Karaj Expressway, Tehran, Iran; Alt. Address: Shahin Shar bei, Isfahan, Iran; Alt. Address: Shahin Shar Township, End of Ferdowsi Avenue, Isfahan, Iran; Alt. Address: Corner of Imam Ali Highway and Babaei Highway, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.mut.ac.ir [NPWMD].

MALEK ASHTAR UNIVERSITY OF DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY (a.k.a. DANESHGAH-E SANA’TI-YE MALEK-E ASHTAR; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR AVIATION UNIVERSTIY COMPLEX; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR INDUSTRIAL UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY; a.k.a. MALEK-E ASHTAR TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. MALEK-E ASHTAR UNIVERSITY), Shahid Baba’i Highway, Lavizan, Tehran, Iran; Alt. Location: Shahin Shahr Township, End of Ferdowsi Avenue, PO Box 83154/115, Esfahan, Iran; Alt. Address: Adjacent to Mehrabad Airport, Karaj Expressway, Tehran, Iran; Alt. Address: Shahin Shar bei, Isfahan, Iran; Alt. Address: Shahin Shar Township, End of Ferdowsi Avenue, Isfahan, Iran; Alt. Address: Corner of Imam Ali Highway and Babaei Highway, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.mut.ac.ir [NPWMD].

MALEK ASHTAR UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (a.k.a. DANESHGAH-E SANA’TI-YE MALEK-E ASHTAR; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR AVIATION UNIVERSTIY COMPLEX; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR INDUSTRIAL UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR UNIVERSITY OF DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY; a.k.a. MALEK-E ASHTAR TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. MALEK-E ASHTAR UNIVERSITY), Shahid Baba’i Highway, Lavizan, Tehran, Iran; Alt. Location: Shahin Shahr Township, End of Ferdowsi Avenue, PO Box 83154/115, Esfahan, Iran; Alt. Address: Adjacent to Mehrabad Airport, Karaj Expressway, Tehran, Iran; Alt. Address: Shahin Shar bei, Isfahan, Iran; Alt. Address: Shahin Shar Township, End of Ferdowsi Avenue, Isfahan, Iran; Alt. Address: Corner of Imam Ali Highway and Babaei Highway, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.mut.ac.ir [NPWMD].

MALEK-E ASHTAR TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (a.k.a. DANESHGAH-E SANA’TI-YE MALEK-E ASHTAR; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR AVIATION UNIVERSTIY COMPLEX; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR INDUSTRIAL UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR UNIVERSITY OF DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY; a.k.a. MALEK-E ASHTAR UNIVERSITY), Shahid Baba’i Highway, Lavizan, Tehran, Iran; Alt. Location: Shahin Shahr Township, End of Ferdowsi Avenue, PO Box 83154/115, Esfahan, Iran; Alt. Address: Adjacent to Mehrabad Airport, Karaj Expressway, Tehran, Iran; Alt. Address: Shahin Shar bei, Isfahan, Iran; Alt. Address: Shahin Shar Township, End of Ferdowsi Avenue, Isfahan, Iran; Alt. Address: Corner of Imam Ali Highway and Babaei Highway, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.mut.ac.ir [NPWMD].

MALEK-E ASHTAR UNIVERSITY (a.k.a. DANESHGAH-E SANA’TI-YE MALEK-E ASHTAR; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR AVIATION UNIVERSTIY COMPLEX; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR INDUSTRIAL UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR UNIVERSITY; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR UNIVERSITY OF DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY; a.k.a. MALEK ASHTAR UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY; a.k.a. MALEK-E ASHTAR TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY), Shahid Baba’i Highway, Lavizan, Tehran, Iran; Alt. Location: Shahin Shahr Township, End of Ferdowsi Avenue, PO Box 83154/115, Esfahan, Iran; Alt. Address: Adjacent to Mehrabad Airport, Karaj Expressway, Tehran, Iran; Alt. Address: Shahin Shar bei, Isfahan, Iran; Alt. Address: Shahin Shar Township, End of Ferdowsi Avenue, Isfahan, Iran; Alt. Address: Corner of Imam Ali Highway and Babaei Highway, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.mut.ac.ir [NPWMD].

MINISTRY OF DEFENSE LEGION EXPORT (a.k.a. MINISTRY OF DEFENSE LOGISTICS EXPORT; a.k.a. MODLEX), PO Box 16315-189, Tehran, Iran, located on the west side of Dabestan Street, Abbas Abad District, Tehran, Iran; PO Box 19315-189, Pasdaran Street, South Noubonyand Square, Tehran, Iran [NPWMD].

MINISTRY OF DEFENSE LOGISTICS EXPORT (a.k.a. MINISTRY OF DEFENSE LEGION EXPORT; a.k.a. MODLEX), PO Box 16315-189, Tehran, Iran, located on the west side of Dabestan Street, Abbas Abad District, Tehran, Iran; PO Box 19315-189, Pasdaran Street, South Noubonyand Square, Tehran, Iran [NPWMD].

MOBILE VALUE-ADDED SERVICES LABORATORY (a.k.a. VALUE-ADDED SERVICES LABORATORY VASL), 8th Floor, Azadi St., Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.vaslab.ir [NPWMD].

MODLEX (a.k.a. MINISTRY OF DEFENSE LEGION EXPORT; a.k.a. MINISTRY OF DEFENSE LOGISTICS EXPORT), PO Box 16315-189, Tehran, Iran, located on the west side of Dabestan Street, Abbas Abad District, Tehran, Iran; PO Box 19315-189, Pasdaran Street, South Noubonyand Square, Tehran, Iran [NPWMD].

RABIEE, Hamid Reza, Tehran, Iran; DOB 01 Feb 1962 (individual) [NPWMD].

SOBHAN Bunkering Tanker 750DWT 453GRT Iran flag (IRISL); Vessel Registration Identification IMO 9036935 (Iran) (vessel) [NPWMD].

VALUE-ADDED SERVICES LABORATORY VASL (a.k.a. MOBILE VALUE-ADDED SERVICES LABORATORY), 8th Floor, Azadi St., Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran; Website http://www.vaslab.ir [NPWMD].

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Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators [NPWMD] Entries Added to OFAC’s SDN List on July 12, 2012

July 16, 2012

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

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

CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION (f.k.a. OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL STUDIES; a.k.a. OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION; f.k.a. PRESIDENCY OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL STUDIES; a.k.a. TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION OFFICE; a.k.a. “CITC”; f.k.a. “OSIS”; f.k.a. “POSIS”; a.k.a. “TCO”), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD].

OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL STUDIES (a.k.a. CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION; a.k.a. OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION; f.k.a. PRESIDENCY OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL STUDIES; a.k.a. TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION OFFICE; a.k.a. “CITC”; f.k.a. “OSIS”; f.k.a. “POSIS”; a.k.a. “TCO”), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD].

OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION (a.k.a. CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION; f.k.a. OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL STUDIES; f.k.a. PRESIDENCY OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL STUDIES; a.k.a. TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION OFFICE; a.k.a. “CITC”; f.k.a. “OSIS”; f.k.a. “POSIS”; a.k.a. “TCO”), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD].

PENTANE CHEMISTRY (a.k.a. PENTANE CHEMISTRY INDUSTRIES; a.k.a. PENTANE CHEMISTRY INDUSTRIES COMPANY; a.k.a. PENTANE CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY COMPANY; a.k.a. “PCI”), 5th Floor, No. 192, Darya and Paknejad Blv. Cross Section, Shahrak Gharb, Tehran, Iran [NPWMD].

PENTANE CHEMISTRY INDUSTRIES (a.k.a. PENTANE CHEMISTRY; a.k.a. PENTANE CHEMISTRY INDUSTRIES COMPANY; a.k.a. PENTANE CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY COMPANY; a.k.a. “PCI”), 5th Floor, No. 192 Darya and Paknejad Blv. Cross Section, Shahrak Gharb, Tehran, Iran [NPWMD].

PENTANE CHEMISTRY INDUSTRIES COMPANY (a.k.a. PENTANE CHEMISTRY; a.k.a. PENTANE CHEMISTRY INDUSTRIES; a.k.a. PENTANE CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY COMPANY; a.k.a. “PCI”), 5th Floor, No. 192, Darya and Paknejad Blv. Cross Section, Shahrak Gharb, Tehran, Iran [NPWMD].

PENTANE CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY COMPANY (a.k.a. PENTANE CHEMISTRY; a.k.a. PENTANE CHEMISTRY INDUSTRIES; a.k.a. PENTANE CHEMISTRY INDUSTRIES COMPANY; a.k.a. “PCI”), 5th Floor, No. 192, Darya and Paknejad Blv. Cross Section, Shahrak Gharb, Tehran, Iran [NPWMD].

PRESIDENCY OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL STUDIES (a.k.a. CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION; f.k.a. OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL STUDIES; a.k.a. OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION; a.k.a. TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION OFFICE; a.k.a. “CITC”; f.k.a. “OSIS”; f.k.a. “POSIS”; a.k.a. “TCO”), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD].

TANIDEH, Hossein; DOB 09 Jun 1964; Passport H13781445 (Iran) expires 09 Jun 2013 (individual) [NPWMD].

TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION OFFICE (a.k.a. CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION; f.k.a. OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL STUDIES; a.k.a. OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION; f.k.a. PRESIDENCY OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL STUDIES; a.k.a. “CITC”; f.k.a. “OSIS”; f.k.a. “POSIS”; a.k.a. “TCO”), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD].

“CITC” (a.k.a. CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION; f.k.a. OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL STUDIES; a.k.a. OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION; f.k.a. PRESIDENCY OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL STUDIES; a.k.a. TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION OFFICE; f.k.a. “OSIS”; f.k.a. “POSIS”; a.k.a. “TCO”), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD].

“OSIS” (a.k.a. CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION; f.k.a. OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL STUDIES; a.k.a. OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION; f.k.a. PRESIDENCY OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL STUDIES; a.k.a. TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION OFFICE; a.k.a. “CITC”; f.k.a. “POSIS”; a.k.a. “TCO”), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD].

“PCI” (a.k.a. PENTANE CHEMISTRY; a.k.a. PENTANE CHEMISTRY INDUSTRIES; a.k.a. PENTANE CHEMISTRY INDUSTRIES COMPANY; a.k.a. PENTANE CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY COMPANY), 5th Floor, No. 192, Darya and Paknejad Blv. Cross Section, Shahrak Gharb, Tehran, Iran [NPWMD].

“POSIS” (a.k.a. CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION; f.k.a. OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL STUDIES; a.k.a. OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION; f.k.a. PRESIDENCY OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL STUDIES; a.k.a. TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION OFFICE; a.k.a. “CITC”; f.k.a. “OSIS”; a.k.a. “TCO”), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD].

“TCO” (a.k.a. CENTER FOR INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION; f.k.a. OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL STUDIES; a.k.a. OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL COOPERATION; f.k.a. PRESIDENCY OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL STUDIES; a.k.a. TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION OFFICE; a.k.a. “CITC”; f.k.a. “OSIS”; f.k.a. “POSIS”), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD].

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US should not continue to insist on sanctions against Iran

May 24, 2012

Global Post on May 24, 2012 released the following:

“Mansour Salsabili

Editor’s note: The writer, Mansour Salsabili, is on leave from Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A senior political expert, he is a research fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He participated in a number of efforts ranging from UN reforms to the Non-Aligned Movement. The views expressed are entirely his own.

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts — Continuing to insist on sanctions against Iran will produce a bad deal for America.

Why? Because this week Iran is putting on the table in Baghdad a number of concrete and tension-reducing offers in response to the earlier requests of EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton.

These offers will have the strong support of Russia and China, and may attract positive votes from other European delegations as well. This will leave the US administration, which cannot force Congress to end sanctions, in the corner and in a passive position in any future talks.

In the second round of the current negotiation — between Iran and the five members of the UN Security Council plus Germany — any forward looking plan will need to be comprehensive, including all aspects of a final deal. However a comprehensive approach cannot be implemented in a single shot or in haste, but rather in a step-by-step process that produces concrete results for each step in turn. The final deal may commence from particular unresolved issues involving the Iranian nuclear program and then extend to more general questions of regional cooperation and even peace in the Middle East.

The success of the April 14 meeting in Istanbul between the six world powers and Iran was based on acceptance of the Non-Proliferation Treaty as a basic framework for the negotiation. The crucial point in this agreement is how to manage technical assurances to secure nonproliferation, without constraining Iran’s inalienable right to peaceful use of nuclear energy. This is possible only through mutual confidence building — something that was left in disarray in past efforts at negotiation.

The first way to secure mutual confidence is to avert confrontation to focus on collaboration: Cooperative and not confrontational behavior is needed to prepare a constructive, sustainable and encouraging environment. It is counter-productive to prejudge Iran as a proliferator and expect Tehran to cooperate. No one should expect Iran to sacrifice its sovereignty and its right to enrichment for peaceful nuclear uses in response to unsubstantiated allegations.

Here the vital task is clarifying and resolving in this case the inherent tension between the Non-Proliferation Treaty’s prohibition on proliferation and provision of the right to nuclear energy. This is not an easy job.

Concrete proposals need to be reciprocated to make progress not only possible, but also sustainable and irreversible. For this reason, the parties should address the issues that are most readily resolved first. A simultaneous swap of Iran’s stockpile of 20 percent enriched uranium for a similar amount of fuel for the Tehran Research Reactor could come first, to reduce any concern about proliferation and to increase mutual confidence.

In exchange, new sanctions on Iran’s oil industry and Central Bank must be eased, or at least postponed, until the next round of negotiation to pave the way for the realization of future steps.

Clearing up questions about past Iranian nuclear activity is the most difficult issue at hand. Its resolution requires a lot of trust on both sides. Confidence building through transparency and supervision by the International Atomic Energy Agency should go along with respect for confidentiality.

This subject is particularly sensitive in Iran because of incidents such as the assassinations of Iranian nuclear scientists during the past few years. Issues involving dual use technology are open to different interpretations, and must be treated as highly confidential. Resolution of these issues should come later in the process, as confidence increases.

In the meantime, fact-finding missions could continue to take place along the way as a step to verify that no previous military nuclear capability or undeclared facility in Iran now exists. To avoid prolonging such missions, let’s recall that other nuclear cases, such as Sweden’s, resolved with expanded additional protocol to secure the future rather than dig into the past.

”Every weapon is strongest before shooting,” is an old truism. Sanctions as the silver bullet of the West against Iran have already been fired and now it is time to compromise. Iran will adapt its economy and find its way around sanctions to gain access to the international community.

The passive US reaction to the current negotiations would result in a more polarized world and a loss to the United States and other struggling western economies as well.”

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Republicans Block Iran Sanctions Vote

May 18, 2012

The New York Times on May 18, 2012 released the following:

“By REUTERS

Senate Republicans blocked legislation for new economic sanctions on Iran’s oil sector on Thursday, saying they needed more time to study the bill, a surprise move that drew anger from Democrats who wanted approval ahead of nuclear talks next week. Senators from both parties said they still expected that the sanctions would pass, although the timeline was not immediately clear. The sanctions are meant to shut down any financial deals with Iran’s state oil and tanker enterprises, stripping Tehran of oil revenues. The revenues support Iran’s nuclear program, which the United States says is a cover for developing the capability to build atomic bombs, while Iran says it is for civilian purposes.”

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FACT SHEET: New Executive Order Targeting Foreign Sanctions Evaders

May 2, 2012

U.S. Department of the Treasury on May 1, 2012 released the following:

“WASHINGTON – Today the President signed an Executive Order (E.O.), “Prohibiting Certain Transactions with and Suspending Entry into the United States of Foreign Sanctions Evaders with Respect to Iran and Syria,” providing the U.S. Treasury Department with a new authority to tighten further the U.S. sanctions on Iran and Syria.

This E.O. targets foreign individuals and entities that have violated, attempted to violate, conspired to violate, or caused a violation of U.S. sanctions against Iran or Syria, or that have facilitated deceptive transactions for persons subject to U.S. sanctions concerning Syria or Iran. With this new authority, Treasury now has the capability to publicly identify foreign individuals and entities that have engaged in these evasive and deceptive activities, and generally bar access to the U.S. financial and commercial systems.

“The foreign sanctions evaders E.O. provides Treasury additional means to impose serious consequences on foreign persons who seek to evade our sanctions and undermine international efforts to bring pressure to bear on the Iranian and Syrian regimes. Whoever tries to evade our sanctions does so at the expense of the people of Syria and Iran, and they will be held accountable,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen.

Upon Treasury’s identification and listing of a foreign sanctions evader, U.S. persons will generally be prohibited from providing to, or procuring from, the sanctioned party goods, services, or technology, effectively cutting the evader off from the U.S. marketplace. This provides Treasury with a powerful new tool to prevent, deter, and respond to the risks posed by sanctions evaders to the U.S. and global financial system. It also will help prevent U.S. persons from unwittingly engaging in transactions with foreign individuals and entities that pose a particular risk of running afoul of U.S. sanctions concerning Iran or Syria.

The foreign sanctions evaders E.O. is the latest in a broad-based and escalating series of steps taken by the United States and its international partners targeting the governments of Iran and Syria with respect to their abuse of human rights, support for terrorism, and proliferation and development of weapons of mass destruction. The foreign sanctions evaders E.O. follows by one week the Executive Order Blocking The Property And Suspending Entry into the United States of Certain Persons with Respect to Grave Human Rights Abuses by the Governments of Iran and Syria via Information Technology (the “GHRAVITY E.O.”), which targeted the provision and use of information and communications technology to facilitate computer or network disruption, monitoring, or tracking that could assist in or enable serious human rights abuses by or on behalf of the Government of Iran or the Government of Syria.

The United States has already blocked (i.e., frozen) property and interests in property of the Government of Iran, its agencies and instrumentalities, and all Iranian financial institutions, including the Central Bank of Iran. In all, the Treasury Department has announced over 400 Iran-related designations and identifications of individuals and entities supporting various illicit actions of the Government of Iran, including human rights abuses, support for terrorism, and WMD proliferation. For more information, please see http://www.treasury.gov/ofac.

Similarly, the Administration has blocked the property and interests in property of the Government of Syria and its agencies and instrumentalities, including the Central Bank of Syria. The Treasury Department also has designated major Syrian financial institutions, including the Commercial Bank of Syria. In all, the Treasury Department has designated more than 60 individuals and entities supporting Syria’s human rights abuses and other repressive policies. For more information, please see http://www.treasury.gov/ofac.”

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White House expands reach of sanctions on Syria, Iran

May 1, 2012

Miami Herald on May 1, 2012 released the following:

“BY KEVIN G. HALL
MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday granted the Treasury Department authority to blacklist foreign nationals and companies that help Iran and Syria evade U.S. and international sanctions.

President Barack Obama signed an executive order and notified congressional leaders that he had given Treasury expanded powers to thwart the evasion of U.S. sanctions. These powers give the accused little chance of seeing the evidence against them, but they don’t run afoul of constitutional due-process rights since they apply to foreign entities.

“I have determined that efforts by foreign persons to engage in activities intended to evade U.S. economic and financial sanctions with respect to Iran and Syria undermine our efforts,” the president said in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.

The administration hopes that the ever-tightening financial sanctions will force Iran to abandon its nuclear ambitions and the Syrian government to end its oppression of rebels who seek to oust it.

The new executive order allows Treasury to prohibit accused foreign nationals or companies from traveling to the United States and permits the agency to forbid U.S. companies to deal with them.

Treasury and its Office of Foreign Assets Control already have similar powers to lock companies or individuals out of the U.S. banking system, thus effectively shutting them out of the global system. Tuesday’s action was aimed at smaller companies that are helping Iran and Syria skirt the sanctions.

“Both countries are seeking to use non-bank financial institutions,” said a senior Treasury official, who briefed reporters on the condition of anonymity in order to speak freely. The official cited currency exchange houses or trading firms that don’t have a U.S. presence and fly under the radar in assisting Iran and Syria.

The agency didn’t sanction anyone with the announcement Tuesday.

“That will come in due course,” the official said. He added that foreign companies that are abetting Syria and Iran are “put on clear notice that the United States government has a new tool at its disposal to disrupt that activity.”

The official described the new measure as “more nimble and agile.” He said it targeted entities that were “in the cracks out there, where they are not engaged in behavior that would rise to the level of a (prior) designation, but are not readily susceptible to an enforcement action … because they have no U.S. presence.”

Tuesday’s announcement followed months of increasing financial pressure on Iran, including a move in March by the European Union to prevent dozens of Iranian banks from accessing the international system through which banks transfer money electronically. Treasury also has sanctioned most of the leaders of the Iranian banking, shipping and military sectors, as well as most of the family members of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad and his political allies.

For those accused under the new executive order, there won’t be the sorts of due process protections that U.S. citizens or companies are afforded. Treasury officials will share only unclassified information with the accused, meaning they will often be unable to see the information that’s leading to their accusal.

As with the financial provisions of the controversial Patriot Act, the accused can challenge under the Administrative Procedure Act, which covers not the content of the allegation but rather the process. A federal judge, however, would have access to the classified portions of the case should the accused seek legal redress.

“There is certainly a lot of room for abuse,” said Ilya Shapiro, a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute, a libertarian research center in Washington.

Foreign entities, he said, have fewer rights under the U.S. Constitution, and there’s little chance that the accused will sway courts to force the U.S. government to share details.

“The way the modern courts interpret administration law, they give a wide berth to government agencies. … This seems to be more an issue of policy than constitutional,” Shapiro said.”

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Obama announces sanctions for tech used in human rights abuses in Iran and Syria

April 23, 2012

Washington Post on April 23, 2012 released the following:

“President Obama issued an executive order Monday that allows U.S. officials for the first time to impose sanctions against foreign nationals found to have used new technologies, including cellphone tracking and Internet monitoring, to help carry out grave human rights abuses.

Social media and cellphone technology have been widely credited with helping democracy advocates organize against autocratic governments and better expose rights violations, most notably over the past year and a half in the Middle East and North Africa.

But authoritarian governments, particularly in Syria and Iran, have shown that their security services can also harness technology to help crack down on dissent — by conducting surveillance, blocking access to the Internet or tracking the movements of opposition figures.

Obama’s executive order, which he announced during a Monday speech at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, is an acknowledgment of those dangers and of the need to adapt American national security policy to a world being remade rapidly by technology, according to senior administration officials familiar with the plans. Although the order is designed to target companies and individuals assisting the governments of Iran and Syria, they said, future executive orders could name others aiding other countries through technology in crackdowns on dissent.

Under the order, the administration announced new sanctions, including a U.S. visa ban and financial restrictions, against a range of Syrian and Iranian agencies and individuals.

In Syria, the sanctions target the Syrian General Intelligence Directorate, the Syriatel phone company and Ali Mamluk, the director of Syria’s general intelligence services. In Iran, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard, the Iranian Ministry of Intelligence and Security, the Law Enforcement Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, and Datak Telecom will be subject to the new sanctions.

Speaking in solemn tones, Obama described the challenges of fulfilling the “never again” pledge in the 21st century, telling the audience, “We must tell our children about a crime unique in human history: the one and only Holocaust. … We must tell them how they died, but also how they lived.”

But, he added, “remembrance without action changes nothing.”

“In that sense, ‘never again’ is a challenge to us all,” he said.

Obama’s speech at the most visible U.S. symbol of Holocaust remembrance comes at a time when his policy toward Syria, where a government crackdown has killed thousands of civilians, is under sharp criticism from his Republican rivals for the presidency.

To demonstrate the priority he places on genocide prevention, Obama used the roughly 20-minute address to reveal that he has asked for the first-ever National Intelligence Estimate — the consensus view of all U.S. intelligence agencies — appraising the potential for mass killings in countries around the world and their implication for U.S. interests.

The president also announced a set of U.S. development “challenge” grants designed to encourage technology companies to develop new ways to help residents in countries vulnerable to mass killings better detect and quickly alert others to impending dangers. And he will unveil a high-level government panel to serve as a clearinghouse for real-time intelligence, policymaking and other issues related to mass killing.

“This unprecedented direction from the president, and the development of a comprehensive strategy, sends a clear message that we are committed to combating atrocities, an old threat that regularly takes grim and modern new forms,” said Samantha Power, the National Security Council’s senior director for multilateral affairs and human rights, who will serve as chairman of the Atrocities Prevention Board. The panel’s creation was announced in August.

Last year, Obama cited an imminent threat to Libya’s civilians to explain his decision to intervene militarily against longtime leader Moammar Gaddafi.

“To brush aside America’s responsibility as a leader and ­— more profoundly — our responsibilities to our fellow human beings under such circumstances would have been a betrayal of who we are,” he said at the time.

In October, Obama dispatched 100 U.S. troops to Uganda and its neighbors to help the region’s governments hunt down Joseph Kony, the fanatical head of the Lord’s Resistance Army, notorious for its campaign of civilian slaughter and child kidnapping.

But Republicans and some human rights advocates have derided Obama’s policy in Syria as weak and pressed him to do more to stop the killings there.

Last week, echoing Obama’s own remarks on Libya delivered a year earlier, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said that “for the United States to sit by and watch this wanton massacre is a betrayal of everything that we stand for and believe in.”

Obama has called for the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and imposed a set of economic sanctions against his government. But Assad has ignored international pressure and kept up a brutal crackdown that human rights groups estimate has killed more than 11,000 people.

In some cases, Syrian security forces are using technology to track down the opposition movement’s leaders. Syrian officials may also have tracked satellite phones and computer addresses to locate a group of foreign journalists in February who were covering the siege of the city of Homs.

Two journalists were killed in an attack on a building where they were seeking shelter from government bombardment, among them Marie Colvin, an American working for the Sunday Times of London.

In his new executive order, Obama states that “the same GPS, satellite communications, mobile phone, and Internet technology employed by democracy activists across the Middle East and North Africa is being used against them by the regimes in Syria and Iran.”

The new steps are designed primarily to target companies explicitly aiding authoritarian governments with new technology that assists in civilian repression.

But senior administration officials say the measures should prompt all companies to think harder about how the technology they are providing to other countries might be employed and to take steps to ensure that it is not used in harmful ways.

“These technologies should be in place to empower citizens, not oppress them,” Obama said.

Obama’s visit to the memorial followed by a few days the official Holocaust Remembrance Day, and he used the first part of his speech to discuss the mass killing of Jews in Europe.

He recalled his visit to Buchenwald in June 2009, touring the former Nazi concentration camp on a still afternoon with Nobel Peace laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel. Wiesel also accompanied him Monday at the museum, and in his remarks, Obama thanked him and all Holocaust survivors for “not giving up.”

“If you can believe,” he said, “then we can believe.”

Obama used the second part of his remarks to discuss the legacy of Rwanda and his efforts in Libya, Sudan and central Africa, Ivory Coast and other places where mass killings or the threat of them have drawn U.S. attention.

The new Atrocities Prevention Board is intended to elevate the issue further in his administration, officials say. It will comprise senior representatives from across the administration with the goal of helping “the U.S. government identify and address atrocity threats and oversee institutional changes that will make us more nimble and effective.”

The board will hold its first session Monday afternoon and plans to meet with as many as 200 representatives of the nongovernmental organizations, university chapters of anti-genocide groups and others involved in the issue.

“This is not an afterthought, this is not a sidelight of our foreign policy,” Obama said.“We’re going to institutionalize the focus on this issue.””

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