Taking Cue from Treasury’s Sanctions, World’s Largest Container Shipping Firm Ends Business with Sanctioned Iranian Entity

July 12, 2011

U.S. Department of the Treasury on July 8, 2011 released the following:

“By: David S. Cohen

Last week, Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping firm, became the latest company to publicly announce that it is restricting its business with Iran in response to U.S. and international sanctions.

Maersk was responding to Treasury’s June 23 designation of Tidewater Middle East Co., a port operating company owned by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) that has been used for illicit IRGC shipments. Less than a week after we exposed Tidewater’s links to Iran’s proliferation activities, Maersk announced that it will no longer accept business to and from three Iranian ports where Tidewater operates: Bandar Abbas, Bandar Khomeini and Asaluyeh.

Treasury welcomes Maersk’s decision to avoid the risk of doing business with this known IRGC-owned entity. The private sector has a natural business incentive to avoid the reputational risk of dealing with entities involved in Iran’s illicit activities. Other firms involved in the international shipping industry should follow Maersk’s lead.

We designed the Tidewater action to further expose the IRGC’s central role in Iranian illicit conduct and its growing control over Iran’s legitimate economy – and also to identify entities that are closely linked to the IRGC so that the international community can take steps to protect against the risk of doing business with the IRGC.

The private sector continues to play a critical role in ensuring that our sanctions have the appropriate targeted effect on those in the Iranian government that are perpetrating illicit conduct. Some of Iran’s most dangerous cargo continues to come and go in and out of Iran’s ports, and Maersk’s decision to restrict its business with Tidewater, rather than risk facilitating Iran’s illicit activities, underscores the critical role that the private sector plays in amplifying the effect of U.S. and international sanctions.

As the Government of Iran has increasingly turned to the IRGC for key economic projects, Iran’s leadership has forced commercial entities that care about their international reputation to look exceedingly carefully at any business that could expose them to transactions with Iran’s illicit actors. We expect that other firms around the world will follow Maersk’s lead in minimizing or eliminating their involvement with any entity known to be tied to the IRGC.

David S. Cohen is Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.”

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Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators [NPWMD] and Specially Designated Global Terrorists [SDGT] Added to OFAC’s SDN List on June 23, 2011

June 23, 2011

As of today, OFAC has added Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators [NPWMD] and Specially Designated Global Terrorists [SDGT] to the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List):

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

AIRLINE OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN (HOMA) (a.k.a. HAVAPEYMA MELI IRAN HOMA; a.k.a. HOMA; a.k.a. IRAN AIR; a.k.a. IRAN AIR CARGO; a.k.a. IRAN AIR P J S C; a.k.a. IRANAIR; a.k.a. IRANAIR CARGO; a.k.a. NATIONAL IRANIAN AIRLINES (HOMA); f.k.a. SHERKAT SAHAMI AAM HAVOPAYMAIE JOMHOURI ISLAMI IRAN), P.O. Box 13185-775, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran; Flour2, Cargo Building, Terminal3, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran; Bimeh Alborz side – 2km of karaj special road, Iran; Business Registration Document # 8132 (Iran) issued 24 Feb 1961 [NPWMD]

HAVAPEYMA MELI IRAN HOMA (a.k.a. AIRLINE OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN (HOMA); a.k.a. HOMA; a.k.a. IRAN AIR; a.k.a. IRAN AIR CARGO; a.k.a. IRAN AIR P J S C; a.k.a. IRANAIR; a.k.a. IRANAIR CARGO; a.k.a. NATIONAL IRANIAN AIRLINES (HOMA); f.k.a. SHERKAT SAHAMI AAM HAVOPAYMAIE JOMHOURI ISLAMI IRAN), P.O. Box 13185-775, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran; Flour2, Cargo Building, Terminal3, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran; Bimeh Alborz side – 2km of karaj special road, Iran; Business Registration Document # 8132 (Iran) issued 24 Feb 1961 [NPWMD]

HOMA (a.k.a. AIRLINE OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN (HOMA); a.k.a. HAVAPEYMA MELI IRAN HOMA; a.k.a. IRAN AIR; a.k.a. IRAN AIR CARGO; a.k.a. IRAN AIR P J S C; a.k.a. IRANAIR; a.k.a. IRANAIR CARGO; a.k.a. NATIONAL IRANIAN AIRLINES (HOMA); f.k.a. SHERKAT SAHAMI AAM HAVOPAYMAIE JOMHOURI ISLAMI IRAN), P.O. Box 13185-775, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran; Flour2, Cargo Building, Terminal3, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran; Bimeh Alborz side – 2km of karaj special road, Iran; Business Registration Document # 8132 (Iran) issued 24 Feb 1961 [NPWMD]

IRAN AIR (a.k.a. AIRLINE OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN (HOMA); a.k.a. HAVAPEYMA MELI IRAN HOMA; a.k.a. HOMA; a.k.a. IRAN AIR CARGO; a.k.a. IRAN AIR P J S C; a.k.a. IRANAIR; a.k.a. IRANAIR CARGO; a.k.a. NATIONAL IRANIAN AIRLINES (HOMA); f.k.a. SHERKAT SAHAMI AAM HAVOPAYMAIE JOMHOURI ISLAMI IRAN), P.O. Box 13185-775, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran; Flour2, Cargo Building, Terminal3, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran; Bimeh Alborz side – 2km of karaj special road, Iran; Business Registration Document # 8132 (Iran) issued 24 Feb 1961 [NPWMD]

IRAN AIR CARGO (a.k.a. AIRLINE OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN (HOMA); a.k.a. HAVAPEYMA MELI IRAN HOMA; a.k.a. HOMA; a.k.a. IRAN AIR; a.k.a. IRAN AIR P J S C; a.k.a. IRANAIR; a.k.a. IRANAIR CARGO; a.k.a. NATIONAL IRANIAN AIRLINES (HOMA); f.k.a. SHERKAT SAHAMI AAM HAVOPAYMAIE JOMHOURI ISLAMI IRAN), P.O. Box 13185-775, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran; Flour2, Cargo Building, Terminal3, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran; Bimeh Alborz side – 2km of karaj special road, Iran; Business Registration Document # 8132 (Iran) issued 24 Feb 1961 [NPWMD]

IRAN AIR P J S C (a.k.a. AIRLINE OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN (HOMA); a.k.a. HAVAPEYMA MELI IRAN HOMA; a.k.a. HOMA; a.k.a. IRAN AIR; a.k.a. IRAN AIR CARGO; a.k.a. IRANAIR; a.k.a. IRANAIR CARGO; a.k.a. NATIONAL IRANIAN AIRLINES (HOMA); f.k.a. SHERKAT SAHAMI AAM HAVOPAYMAIE JOMHOURI ISLAMI IRAN), P.O. Box 13185-775, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran; Flour2, Cargo Building, Terminal3, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran; Bimeh Alborz side – 2km of karaj special road, Iran; Business Registration Document # 8132 (Iran) issued 24 Feb 1961 [NPWMD]

IRAN AIR TOURS (a.k.a. IRAN AIRTOUR AIRLINE; a.k.a. IRANAIR TOURS), 187 Mofatteh Cross – Motahari Ave., Tehran 1587997811, Iran; 191 Motah-hari Ave., Dr. Mofatteh Crossroads, Tehran 15879, Iran; 191 – Motahari Ave., Tehran 15897, Iran; 110 Ahmadabad Ave., Between Mohtashami and Edalat Street, Mashhad 9176663479, Iran [NPWMD]

IRAN AIRTOUR AIRLINE (a.k.a. IRAN AIR TOURS; a.k.a. IRANAIR TOURS), 187 Mofatteh Cross – Motahari Ave., Tehran 1587997811, Iran; 191 Motah-hari Ave., Dr. Mofatteh Crossroads, Tehran 15879, Iran; 191 – Motahari Ave., Tehran 15897, Iran; 110 Ahmadabad Ave., Between Mohtashami and Edalat Street, Mashhad 9176663479, Iran [NPWMD]

IRANAIR (a.k.a. AIRLINE OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN (HOMA); a.k.a. HAVAPEYMA MELI IRAN HOMA; a.k.a. HOMA; a.k.a. IRAN AIR; a.k.a. IRAN AIR CARGO; a.k.a. IRAN AIR P J S C; a.k.a. IRANAIR CARGO; a.k.a. NATIONAL IRANIAN AIRLINES (HOMA); f.k.a. SHERKAT SAHAMI AAM HAVOPAYMAIE JOMHOURI ISLAMI IRAN), P.O. Box 13185-775, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran; Flour2, Cargo Building, Terminal3, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran; Bimeh Alborz side – 2km of karaj special road, Iran; Business Registration Document # 8132 (Iran) issued 24 Feb 1961 [NPWMD]

IRANAIR CARGO (a.k.a. AIRLINE OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN (HOMA); a.k.a. HAVAPEYMA MELI IRAN HOMA; a.k.a. HOMA; a.k.a. IRAN AIR; a.k.a. IRAN AIR CARGO; a.k.a. IRAN AIR P J S C; a.k.a. IRANAIR; a.k.a. NATIONAL IRANIAN AIRLINES (HOMA); f.k.a. SHERKAT SAHAMI AAM HAVOPAYMAIE JOMHOURI ISLAMI IRAN), P.O. Box 13185-775, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran; Flour2, Cargo Building, Terminal3, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran; Bimeh Alborz side – 2km of karaj special road, Iran; Business Registration Document # 8132 (Iran) issued 24 Feb 1961 [NPWMD]

IRANAIR TOURS (a.k.a. IRAN AIR TOURS; a.k.a. IRAN AIRTOUR AIRLINE), 187 Mofatteh Cross – Motahari Ave., Tehran 1587997811, Iran; 191 Motah-hari Ave., Dr. Mofatteh Crossroads, Tehran 15879, Iran; 191 – Motahari Ave., Tehran 15897, Iran; 110 Ahmadabad Ave., Between Mohtashami and Edalat Street, Mashhad 9176663479, Iran [NPWMD]

NATIONAL IRANIAN AIRLINES (HOMA) (a.k.a. AIRLINE OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN (HOMA); a.k.a. HAVAPEYMA MELI IRAN HOMA; a.k.a. HOMA; a.k.a. IRAN AIR; a.k.a. IRAN AIR CARGO; a.k.a. IRAN AIR P J S C; a.k.a. IRANAIR; a.k.a. IRANAIR CARGO; f.k.a. SHERKAT SAHAMI AAM HAVOPAYMAIE JOMHOURI ISLAMI IRAN), P.O. Box 13185-775, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran; Flour2, Cargo Building, Terminal3, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran; Bimeh Alborz side – 2km of karaj special road, Iran; Business Registration Document # 8132 (Iran) issued 24 Feb 1961 [NPWMD]

SHERKAT SAHAMI AAM HAVOPAYMAIE JOMHOURI ISLAMI IRAN (a.k.a. AIRLINE OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN (HOMA);
a.k.a. HAVAPEYMA MELI IRAN HOMA; a.k.a. HOMA; a.k.a. IRAN AIR; a.k.a. IRAN AIR CARGO; a.k.a. IRAN AIR P J S C; a.k.a. IRANAIR; a.k.a. IRANAIR CARGO; a.k.a. NATIONAL IRANIAN AIRLINES (HOMA)), P.O. Box 13185-775, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran; Flour2, Cargo Building, Terminal3, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran; Bimeh Alborz side – 2km of karaj special road, Iran; Business Registration Document # 8132 (Iran) issued 24 Feb 1961 [NPWMD]

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

BEHNAM SHAHRIYARI TRADING COMPANY, Ziba Building, 10th floor, North Sohrevardi Street, Tehran, Iran [SDGT]

SHAHRIARI, Behnam (a.k.a. SHAHRIYARI, Behnam; a.k.a. SHAHRYARI, Behnam); DOB 1968; nationality Iran (individual) [SDGT]

SHAHRIYARI, Behnam (a.k.a. SHAHRIARI, Behnam; a.k.a. SHAHRYARI, Behnam); DOB 1968; nationality Iran (individual) [SDGT]

SHAHRYARI, Behnam (a.k.a. SHAHRIARI, Behnam; a.k.a. SHAHRIYARI, Behnam); DOB 1968; nationality Iran (individual) [SDGT]

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Fact Sheet: Treasury Sanctions Major Iranian Commercial Entities

6/23/2011
Treasury Targets Commercial Infrastructure of IRGC, Exposes Continued IRGC Support for Terrorism

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury took action to designate two major Iranian commercial entities: Tidewater Middle East Co. (Tidewater) and Iran Air. Tidewater is a port operating company owned by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) that has been used by the IRGC for illicit shipments. Iran’s national airline carrier, Iran Air, is a commercial airline used by the IRGC and Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) to transport military related equipment. Treasury also designated an individual and an entity for their ties to a company that provided support and weapons to Hizballah on behalf of the IRGC.

The IRGC continues to be a primary focus of U.S. and international sanctions against Iran because of the central role it plays in all forms of Iran’s illicit conduct, including Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs, its support for terrorism, and its involvement in serious human rights abuses. As Iran’s isolation has increased, the IRGC has expanded its reach into critical sectors of Iran’s economic infrastructure – to the detriment of the Iranian private sector – to generate revenue and conduct business in support of Iran’s illicit activities. Today’s actions target core commercial interests of the IRGC, while also undermining the IRGC’s ability to continue using these interests to facilitate its proliferation activities and other illicit conduct.

Tidewater Middle East Co. (Tidewater)
Tidewater-managed ports are a crucial component of Iran’s infrastructure and transport network, and shipments into Tidewater facilities provide an avenue of revenue to the IRGC in support of its illicit conduct. The Iranian Government has repeatedly used Tidewater-managed ports to export arms or related materiel in violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions (UNSCRs).

Tidewater has operations at seven Iranian ports, including Bandar Abbas’s main container terminal, Shahid Rajaee, which has played a key role in facilitating the Government of Iran’s weapons trade.

Tidewater operations are at the following ports:

  • Bandar Abbas (Shahid Rajaee Container Terminal)
  • Bandar Imam Khomeini Grain Terminal
  • Bandar Anzali
  • Khorramshahr Port (one terminal)
  • Assaluyeh Port
  • Aprin Port
  • Amir Abad Port Complex

Incidents of weapons shipments involving Tidewater-managed facilities include:

  • An IRGC-Qods Force weapons shipment seized by Nigeria in late October 2010 was loaded at the Shahid Rajaee container terminal at Bandar Abbas.
  • A container shipment of arms-related material, which was discovered in October 2009 aboard the German-owned and IRISL-chartered ship, the Hansa India, was loaded at Bandar Abbas.
  • A container shipment of arms-related material departed Bandar Abbas in January 2009 on the Cypriot-flaged and IRISL-chartered ship, the M/V Monchegorsk, before it was stopped by the U.S. Navy and later seized by Cypriot authorities.

Tidewater was designated today for being owned by Mehr-e Eqtesad-e Iranian Investment Company, Mehr Bank and the IRGC. Bonyad Taavon Sepah, an entity formed by IRGC commanders to structure IRGC investments, along with Ansar Bank and Mehr Bank – both created by Bonyad Taavon Sepah – were designated by Treasury pursuant to E.O. 13382 in December 2010.

Mehr-e Eqtesad-e Iranian Investment Company was also sanctioned today for being owned or controlled by IRGC-created Mehr Bank, which was designated by Treasury pursuant to E.O. 13382 in December 2010.

In August 2010, Treasury issued the Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations (IFSR) to implement the financial provisions of the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act of 2010 (CISADA). Under the IFSR, Treasury has the authority to prohibit, or impose strict conditions on, foreign financial institutions’ direct access to the U.S. financial system if they knowingly facilitate significant transactions or provide significant financial services for the IRGC or its agents or affiliates – such as Tidewater – that have been designated by the United States under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, which provides the authority for designations under E.O. 13382 and 13224.

The entity being designated today, Tidewater Middle East Co., is separate and distinct from Tidewater Inc., an international shipping company headquartered in the United States and listed on the New York Stock Exchange as TDW. Today’s sanctions are not imposed on Tidewater Inc.

Iran Air
Iran Air serves as Iran’s national air carrier, operating a fleet of approximately 40 aircraft covering 35 international and 25 domestic destinations. Iran Air Tours is a subsidiary that operates a portion of Iran Air’s domestic flights. Iran Air has provided support and services to MODAFL and the IRGC through the transport and/or transfer of goods for, or on behalf of, these entities. On numerous occasions since 2000, Iran Air shipped military-related electronic parts and mechanical equipment on behalf of MODAFL.

MODAFL was designated by the U.S. Department of State in October 2007 under E.O. 13382 and has brokered a number of transactions involving materials and technologies with ballistic missile applications.

Iran Air has shipped military-related equipment on behalf of the IRGC since 2006, and in September and November 2008, Iran Air shipped aircraft-related raw materials to a MODAFL-associated company, including titanium sheets, which have dual-use military applications and can be used in support of advanced weapons programs.

Rockets or missiles have been transported via Iran Air passenger aircraft, and IRGC officers occasionally take control over Iran Air flights carrying special IRGC-related cargo. The IRGC is also known to disguise and manifest such shipments as medicine and generic spare parts, and IRGC officers have discouraged Iran Air pilots from inspecting potentially dangerous IRGC-related cargo being carried aboard a commercial Iran Air aircraft, including to Syria.

Additionally, commercial Iran Air flights have also been used to transport missile or rocket components to Syria.

Adopted in March 2008, UNSCR 1803 called upon all States in accordance with their national legal authorities and legislation and consistent with international law, in particular the law of the sea and relevant international civil aviation agreements, to inspect the cargoes to and from Iran of aircraft owned or operated by Iran Air Cargo, provided there are reasonable grounds to believe that the aircraft is transporting goods prohibited under UNSCR 1803 or previous UNSCRs.

Iran Air Tours serves as Iran Air’s domestic air carrier, operating a fleet of 14 aircraft connecting 13 Iranian cities with two main hubs in Tehran and Mashhad, Iran.

Behnam Shahriyari and Shahriyari Trading Company
Iranian official Behnam Shahriyari was designated today for acting for or on behalf of Liner Transport Kish (LTK), an IRGC-linked shipping company that was designated by Treasury pursuant to E.O. 13224 in December 2010 for providing material support, including weapons, to Hizballah on behalf of the IRGC. Shahriyari acted as LTK’s business and marketing manager. Additionally, Shahriyari operates the Behnam Shahriyari Trading Company, also designated today.

Background on the IRGC
The IRGC has a growing presence in Iran’s financial and commercial sectors and extensive economic interests in the defense production, construction, and oil industries, controlling billions of dollars in corporate business. Given its increased involvement in commercial activity, imposing financial sanctions on commercial enterprises of the IRGC has a direct impact on revenues that could be used by the IRGC to facilitate illicit conduct.

The IRGC was first designated by the United States pursuant to E.O. 13382 in October 2007 for having engaged, or attempted to engage, in proliferation related activities. The IRGC was also designated by the United States in June 2011 pursuant to E.O. 13556 for its role in the sustained and severe human rights abuses in Iran since the disputed June 2009 presidential election. The UN, European Union, Japan, South Korea and others have all targeted the IRGC and/or its affiliates for sanctions because of its illicit activities.

Identifying Information:

Entity: Tidewater Middle East Co.
AKA: Tide Water Company
AKA: Tide Water Middle East Marine Service
AKA: Tidewater Co. (Middle East Marine Services)
Address: No. 80, Tidewater Building, Vozara Street, Next to Saie Park, Tehran, Iran

Entity: Mehr-e Eqtesad-e Iranian Investment Company
AKA: Mehr Eghtesad Iranian Investment Company
AKA: Mehr Iranian Economy Company
AKA: Mehr Iranian Economy Investments
FKA: Tejarat Tose’e Eqtesadi Iranian
Address: No. 18, Iranian Building, 14th Alley, Ahmad Qassir Street, Argentina Square, Tehran, Iran
Alt. Address: No. 48, 14th Alley, Ahmad Qassir Street, Argentina Square, Tehran, Iran

Entity: Iran Air
AKA: Airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Homa)
AKA: Havapeyma Meli Iran Homa
AKA: Homa
AKA: Iran Air Cargo
AKA: Iran Air P J S C
AKA: Iranair
AKA: Iranair Cargo
AKA: National Iranian Airlines (Homa)
FKA: Sherkat Sahami Aam Havopaymaie Jomhouri Islami Iran
Address: P.O. Box 13185-775, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran
Alt. Address: Flour2, Cargo Building, Terminal 3, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran
Alt. Address: Bimeh Alborz side – 2km of karaj special road

Entity: Iranair Tours
AKA: Iran Air Tours
AKA: Iran Airtour Airline
Address: 187 Mofatteh Cross-Motahari Ave, Tehran 1587997811, Iran
Alt. Address: 191 Motah-hari Ave., Dr. Mofatteh Crossroads, Tehran 15879, Iran
Alt. Address: 191-Motahari Ave., Tehran 15897, Iran
Alt. Address: 110 Ahmadabad Ave., Between Mohtashami and Edalat Street, Mashhad 9176663479, Iran

Individual: Behnam Shahriyari
AKA: Behnam Shahryari
AKA: Behnam Shahriari
DOB: 1968

Entity: Behnam Shahriyari Trading Company
Address: Ziba Building, 10th floor, Northern Sohrevardi Street, Tehran, Iran”

US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Press Release can be found here.

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OFAC Actions: Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) Added to OFAC’s SDN List on June 9, 2011

June 9, 2011

As of today, OFAC has added an individual and three (3) entities to the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List):

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

BASEEJ (a.k.a. BASIJ; a.k.a. BASIJ RESISTANCE FORCE; a.k.a. BASIJ-E MELLI; a.k.a. MOBILIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ORGANIZATION; f.k.a. SAZMAN BASIJ MELLI; a.k.a. SAZMAN-E MOGHAVEMAT-E BASIJ; f.k.a. VAHED-E BASIJ-E MOSTAZAFEEN; f.k.a. “NATIONAL MOBILIZATION ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION”; a.k.a. “RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION FORCE”), Iran [IRGC] [IRANHR]

BASIJ (a.k.a. BASEEJ; a.k.a. BASIJ RESISTANCE FORCE; a.k.a. BASIJ-E MELLI; a.k.a. MOBILIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ORGANIZATION; f.k.a. SAZMAN BASIJ MELLI; a.k.a. SAZMAN-E MOGHAVEMAT-E BASIJ; f.k.a. VAHED-E BASIJ-E MOSTAZAFEEN; f.k.a. “NATIONAL MOBILIZATION ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION”; a.k.a. “RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION FORCE”), Iran [IRGC] [IRANHR]

BASIJ RESISTANCE FORCE (a.k.a. BASEEJ; a.k.a. BASIJ; a.k.a. BASIJ-E MELLI; a.k.a. MOBILIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ORGANIZATION; f.k.a. SAZMAN BASIJ MELLI; a.k.a. SAZMAN-E MOGHAVEMAT-E BASIJ; f.k.a. VAHED-E BASIJ-E MOSTAZAFEEN; f.k.a. “NATIONAL MOBILIZATION ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION”; a.k.a. “RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION FORCE”), Iran [IRGC] [IRANHR]

BASIJ-E MELLI (a.k.a. BASEEJ; a.k.a. BASIJ; a.k.a. BASIJ RESISTANCE FORCE; a.k.a. MOBILIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ORGANIZATION; f.k.a. SAZMAN BASIJ MELLI; a.k.a. SAZMAN-E MOGHAVEMAT-E BASIJ; f.k.a. VAHED-E BASIJ-E MOSTAZAFEEN; f.k.a. “NATIONAL MOBILIZATION ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION”; a.k.a. “RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION FORCE”), Iran [IRGC] [IRANHR]

MOBILIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ORGANIZATION (a.k.a. BASEEJ; a.k.a. BASIJ; a.k.a. BASIJ RESISTANCE FORCE; a.k.a. BASIJ-E MELLI; f.k.a. SAZMAN BASIJ MELLI; a.k.a. SAZMAN-E MOGHAVEMAT-E BASIJ; f.k.a. VAHED-E BASIJ-E MOSTAZAFEEN; f.k.a. “NATIONAL MOBILIZATION ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION”; a.k.a. “RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION FORCE”), Iran [IRGC] [IRANHR]

NATIONAL MOBILIZATION ORGANIZATION (a.k.a. BASEEJ; a.k.a. BASIJ; a.k.a. BASIJ RESISTANCE FORCE; a.k.a. BASIJ-E MELLI; a.k.a. MOBILIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ORGANIZATION; f.k.a. SAZMAN BASIJ MELLI; a.k.a. SAZMAN-E MOGHAVEMAT-E BASIJ; f.k.a. VAHED-E BASIJ-E MOSTAZAFEEN; a.k.a. “NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION”; a.k.a. “RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION FORCE”), Iran [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]

NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION (a.k.a. BASEEJ; a.k.a. BASIJ; a.k.a. BASIJ RESISTANCE FORCE; a.k.a. BASIJ-E MELLI; a.k.a. MOBILIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ORGANIZATION; f.k.a. SAZMAN BASIJ MELLI; a.k.a. SAZMAN-E MOGHAVEMAT-E BASIJ; f.k.a. VAHED-E BASIJ-E MOSTAZAFEEN; f.k.a. “NATIONAL MOBILIZATION ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION FORCE”), Iran [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]

RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION FORCE (a.k.a. BASEEJ; a.k.a. BASIJ; a.k.a. BASIJ RESISTANCE FORCE; a.k.a. BASIJ-E MELLI; a.k.a. MOBILIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ORGANIZATION; f.k.a. SAZMAN BASIJ MELLI; a.k.a. SAZMAN-E MOGHAVEMAT-E BASIJ; f.k.a. VAHED-E BASIJ-E MOSTAZAFEEN; f.k.a. “NATIONAL MOBILIZATION ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION”), Iran [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]

SAZMAN BASIJ MELLI (a.k.a. BASEEJ; a.k.a. BASIJ; a.k.a. BASIJ RESISTANCE FORCE; a.k.a. BASIJ-E MELLI; a.k.a. MOBILIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ORGANIZATION; a.k.a. SAZMAN-E MOGHAVEMAT-E BASIJ; f.k.a. VAHED-E BASIJ-E MOSTAZAFEEN; f.k.a. “NATIONAL MOBILIZATION ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION”; a.k.a. “RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION FORCE”), Iran [IRGC] [IRANHR]

SAZMAN-E MOGHAVEMAT-E BASIJ (a.k.a. BASEEJ; a.k.a. BASIJ; a.k.a. BASIJ RESISTANCE FORCE; a.k.a. BASIJ-E MELLI; a.k.a. MOBILIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ORGANIZATION; f.k.a. SAZMAN BASIJ MELLI; f.k.a. VAHED-E BASIJ-E MOSTAZAFEEN; f.k.a. “NATIONAL MOBILIZATION ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION”; a.k.a. “RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION FORCE”), Iran [IRGC] [IRANHR]

VAHED-E BASIJ-E MOSTAZAFEEN (a.k.a. BASEEJ; a.k.a. BASIJ; a.k.a. BASIJ RESISTANCE FORCE; a.k.a. BASIJ-E MELLI; a.k.a. MOBILIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ORGANIZATION; f.k.a. SAZMAN BASIJ MELLI; a.k.a. SAZMAN-E MOGHAVEMAT-E BASIJ; f.k.a. “NATIONAL MOBILIZATION ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION”; a.k.a. “RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION FORCE”), Iran [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]

The following [NPWMD][IRGC][IRAN-HR] entries have been changed on OFAC’s SDN list:

AGIR (a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELAB-E ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAM; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] -to- AGIR (a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELAB-E ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]

IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELAB-E ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] -to- IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELABE ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]

IRG (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELAB-E ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] -to- IRG (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELAB-E ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]

IRGC (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARANE ENGHELAB-E ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] -to- IRGC (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELABE ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]

ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELAB-E ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] -to- ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELABE ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]

ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELABE ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] -to- ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELABE ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]

PASDARAN (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELAB-E ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] -to- PASDARAN (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELAB-E ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]

PASDARAN-E ENGHELAB-E ISLAMI (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] -to- PASDARAN-E ENGHELAB-E ISLAMI (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]

PASDARAN-E INQILAB (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELABE ISLAMI; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] -to- PASDARAN-E INQILAB (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELAB-E ISLAMI; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]

REVOLUTIONARY GUARD (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELABE SLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] -to- REVOLUTIONARY GUARD (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELAB-E ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]

REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELABE ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] -to- REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELAB-E ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]

SEPAH (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELAB-E ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] -to- SEPAH (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELABE ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]

SEPAH PASDARAN (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELAB-E ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] -toSEPAH PASDARAN (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELABE ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]

SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELAB-E ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] -to- SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELABE ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]

THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELABE ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] -to- THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELAB-E ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]

THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELAB-E ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] -to- THE IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS (a.k.a. AGIR; a.k.a. IRANIAN REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. IRG; a.k.a. IRGC; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY CORPS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS; a.k.a. PASDARAN; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELABE ISLAMI; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E INQILAB; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS; a.k.a. SEPAH; a.k.a. SEPAH PASDARAN; a.k.a. SEPAH-E PASDARAN-E ENQELAB-E ESLAMI; a.k.a. THE ARMY OF THE GUARDIANS OF THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION), Tehran, Iran [NPWMD] [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]

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

AHMADI-MOGHADDAM, Esma’il (a.k.a. AHMADIMOQADDAM, Esma’il; a.k.a. MOGHADAM, Ismail Ahmadi; a.k.a. MOGHADDAM, Esameel Ahmadi; a.k.a. MOGHADDAM, Ismail Ahmadi); DOB 1961; POB Tehran, Iran; Head of Iranian Police; Alternate Title, Chief, Iran’s Law Enforcement Forces (individual) [IRAN-HR]

AHMADI-MOQADDAM, Esma’il (a.k.a. AHMADIMOGHADDAM, Esma’il; a.k.a. MOGHADAM, Ismail Ahmadi; a.k.a. MOGHADDAM, Esameel Ahmadi; a.k.a. MOGHADDAM, Ismail Ahmadi); DOB 1961; POB Tehran, Iran; Head of Iranian Police; Alternate Title, Chief, Iran’s Law Enforcement Forces (individual) [IRAN-HR]

BASEEJ (a.k.a. BASIJ; a.k.a. BASIJ RESISTANCE FORCE; a.k.a. BASIJ-E MELLI; a.k.a. MOBILIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ORGANIZATION; f.k.a. SAZMAN BASIJ MELLI; a.k.a. SAZMAN-E MOGHAVEMAT-E BASIJ; f.k.a. VAHED-E BASIJ-E MOSTAZAFEEN; f.k.a. “NATIONAL MOBILIZATION ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION”; a.k.a. “RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION FORCE”), Iran [IRGC] [IRANHR]

BASIJ (a.k.a. BASEEJ; a.k.a. BASIJ RESISTANCE FORCE; a.k.a. BASIJ-E MELLI; a.k.a. MOBILIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ORGANIZATION; f.k.a. SAZMAN BASIJ MELLI; a.k.a. SAZMAN-E MOGHAVEMAT-E BASIJ; f.k.a. VAHED-E BASIJ-E MOSTAZAFEEN; f.k.a. “NATIONAL MOBILIZATION ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION”; a.k.a. “RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION FORCE”), Iran [IRGC] [IRANHR]

BASIJ RESISTANCE FORCE (a.k.a. BASEEJ; a.k.a. BASIJ; a.k.a. BASIJ-E MELLI; a.k.a. MOBILIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ORGANIZATION; f.k.a. SAZMAN BASIJ MELLI; a.k.a. SAZMAN-E MOGHAVEMAT-E BASIJ; f.k.a. VAHED-E BASIJ-E MOSTAZAFEEN; f.k.a. “NATIONAL MOBILIZATION ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION”; a.k.a. “RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION FORCE”), Iran [IRGC] [IRANHR]

BASIJ-E MELLI (a.k.a. BASEEJ; a.k.a. BASIJ; a.k.a. BASIJ RESISTANCE FORCE; a.k.a. MOBILIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ORGANIZATION; f.k.a. SAZMAN BASIJ MELLI; a.k.a. SAZMAN-E MOGHAVEMAT-E BASIJ; f.k.a. VAHED-E BASIJ-E MOSTAZAFEEN; f.k.a. “NATIONAL MOBILIZATION ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION”; a.k.a. “RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION FORCE”), Iran [IRGC] [IRANHR]

IRANIAN POLICE (a.k.a. IRAN’S LAW ENFORCEMENT FORCES; a.k.a. LAW ENFORCEMENT FORCES OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN; a.k.a. NAJA; a.k.a. NIRUYIH INTIZAMIYEH JUMHURIYIH ISLAMIYIH IRAN) [IRAN-HR]

IRAN’S LAW ENFORCEMENT FORCES (a.k.a. IRANIAN POLICE; a.k.a. LAW ENFORCEMENT FORCES OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN; a.k.a. NAJA; a.k.a. NIRUYIH INTIZAMIYEH JUMHURIYIH ISLAMIYIH IRAN) [IRAN-HR]

LAW ENFORCEMENT FORCES OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN (a.k.a. IRANIAN POLICE; a.k.a. IRAN’S LAW ENFORCEMENT FORCES; a.k.a. NAJA; a.k.a. NIRUYIH INTIZAMIYEH JUMHURIYIH ISLAMIYIH IRAN) [IRAN-HR]

MOBILIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ORGANIZATION (a.k.a. BASEEJ; a.k.a. BASIJ; a.k.a. BASIJ RESISTANCE FORCE; a.k.a. BASIJ-E MELLI; f.k.a. SAZMAN BASIJ MELLI; a.k.a. SAZMAN-E MOGHAVEMAT-E BASIJ; f.k.a. VAHED-E BASIJ-E MOSTAZAFEEN; f.k.a. “NATIONAL MOBILIZATION ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION”; a.k.a. “RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION FORCE”), Iran [IRGC] [IRANHR]

MOGHADAM, Ismail Ahmadi (a.k.a. AHMADIMOGHADDAM, Esma’il; a.k.a. AHMADIMOQADDAM, Esma’il; a.k.a. MOGHADDAM, Esameel Ahmadi; a.k.a. MOGHADDAM, Ismail Ahmadi); DOB 1961; POB Tehran, Iran; Head of Iranian Police; Alternate Title, Chief, Iran’s Law Enforcement Forces (individual) [IRAN-HR]

MOGHADDAM, Esameel Ahmadi (a.k.a. AHMADI-MOGHADDAM, Esma’il; a.k.a. AHMADI-MOQADDAM, Esma’il; a.k.a. MOGHADAM, Ismail Ahmadi; a.k.a. MOGHADDAM, Ismail Ahmadi); DOB 1961; POB Tehran, Iran; Head of Iranian Police; Alternate Title, Chief, Iran’s Law Enforcement Forces (individual) [IRAN-HR]

MOGHADDAM, Ismail Ahmadi (a.k.a. AHMADIMOGHADDAM, Esma’il; a.k.a. AHMADIMOQADDAM, Esma’il; a.k.a. MOGHADAM, Ismail Ahmadi; a.k.a. MOGHADDAM, Esameel Ahmadi); DOB 1961; POB Tehran, Iran; Head of Iranian Police; Alternate Title, Chief, Iran’s Law Enforcement Forces (individual) [IRAN-HR]

NAJA (a.k.a. IRANIAN POLICE; a.k.a. IRAN’S LAW ENFORCEMENT FORCES; a.k.a. LAW ENFORCEMENT FORCES OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN; a.k.a. NIRUYIH INTIZAMIYEH JUMHURIYIH ISLAMIYIH IRAN) [IRAN-HR]

NATIONAL MOBILIZATION ORGANIZATION (a.k.a. BASEEJ; a.k.a. BASIJ; a.k.a. BASIJ RESISTANCE FORCE; a.k.a. BASIJ-E MELLI; a.k.a. MOBILIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ORGANIZATION; f.k.a. SAZMAN BASIJ MELLI; a.k.a. SAZMAN-E MOGHAVEMAT-E BASIJ; f.k.a. VAHED-E BASIJ-E MOSTAZAFEEN; a.k.a. “NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION”; a.k.a. “RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION FORCE”),
Iran [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]

NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION (a.k.a. BASEEJ; a.k.a. BASIJ; a.k.a. BASIJ RESISTANCE FORCE; a.k.a. BASIJ-E MELLI; a.k.a. MOBILIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ORGANIZATION; f.k.a. SAZMAN BASIJ MELLI; a.k.a. SAZMAN-E MOGHAVEMAT-E BASIJ; f.k.a. VAHED-E BASIJ-E MOSTAZAFEEN; f.k.a. “NATIONAL MOBILIZATION ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION FORCE”),
Iran [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]

NIRUYIH INTIZAMIYEH JUMHURIYIH ISLAMIYIH IRAN (a.k.a. IRANIAN POLICE; a.k.a. IRAN’S LAW ENFORCEMENT FORCES; a.k.a. LAW ENFORCEMENT FORCES OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN; a.k.a. NAJA) [IRAN-HR]

RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION FORCE (a.k.a. BASEEJ; a.k.a. BASIJ; a.k.a. BASIJ RESISTANCE FORCE; a.k.a. BASIJ-E MELLI; a.k.a. MOBILIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ORGANIZATION; f.k.a. SAZMAN BASIJ MELLI; a.k.a. SAZMAN-E MOGHAVEMAT-E BASIJ; f.k.a. VAHED-E BASIJ-E MOSTAZAFEEN; f.k.a. “NATIONAL MOBILIZATION ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION”), Iran [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]

SAZMAN BASIJ MELLI (a.k.a. BASEEJ; a.k.a. BASIJ; a.k.a. BASIJ RESISTANCE FORCE; a.k.a. BASIJ-E MELLI; a.k.a. MOBILIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ORGANIZATION; a.k.a. SAZMAN-E MOGHAVEMAT-E BASIJ; f.k.a. VAHED-E BASIJ-E MOSTAZAFEEN; f.k.a. “NATIONAL MOBILIZATION ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION”; a.k.a. “RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION FORCE”), Iran [IRGC] [IRANHR]

SAZMAN-E MOGHAVEMAT-E BASIJ (a.k.a. BASEEJ; a.k.a. BASIJ; a.k.a. BASIJ RESISTANCE FORCE; a.k.a. BASIJ-E MELLI; a.k.a. MOBILIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ORGANIZATION; f.k.a. SAZMAN BASIJ MELLI; f.k.a. VAHED-E BASIJ-E MOSTAZAFEEN; f.k.a. “NATIONAL MOBILIZATION ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION”; a.k.a. “RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION FORCE”), Iran [IRGC] [IRANHR]

VAHED-E BASIJ-E MOSTAZAFEEN (a.k.a. BASEEJ; a.k.a. BASIJ; a.k.a. BASIJ RESISTANCE FORCE; a.k.a. BASIJ-E MELLI; a.k.a. MOBILIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ORGANIZATION; f.k.a. SAZMAN BASIJ MELLI; a.k.a. SAZMAN-E MOGHAVEMAT-E BASIJ; f.k.a. “NATIONAL MOBILIZATION ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “NATIONAL RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION”; a.k.a. “RESISTANCE MOBILIZATION FORCE”), Iran [IRGC] [IRAN-HR]

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Treasury Sanctions Iranian Security Forces for Human Rights Abuses

6/9/2011
WASHINGTON – The Departments of the Treasury and State today imposed sanctions against three entities and one individual at the core of Iran’s security apparatus for being responsible for or complicit in serious human rights abuses in Iran since the June 2009 disputed presidential election. Today’s action targeted Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the Basij Resistance Force (Basij), and Iran’s national police and its Chief – all of which share responsibility for the sustained and severe violation of human rights in Iran.

“Today’s action exposes Iran’s willingness to turn the machinery of the state, at its highest levels, against its own people to violently suppress their democratic aspirations,” said OFAC Director Adam Szubin. “As long as this denial of basic human rights continues, we will remain vigilant in our efforts to isolate those responsible from the international financial system.”

Today’s action was taken pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13553, signed by President Obama in September 2010, targeting human rights abuses engaged in by officials of the Government of Iran and persons acting on behalf of the Government of Iran since the June 2009 election. As a result of today’s action, any property in the United States or in the possession or control of U.S. persons in which the designees have an interest is blocked, and U.S. persons are prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. The designees, and all members of the designated entities, are also subject to visa sanctions by the Department of State.

State Department Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Michael Posner added, “By designating the IRGC, the Basij and the national police, we demonstrate that law enforcement agencies not only have a responsibility to enforce the law but also live up to universal human rights commitments and Iran’s own constitution.”

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
Formed by Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini in the aftermath of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the IRGC was responsible for guarding and preserving the frontiers of the country and safeguarding the nascent revolution. In recent years, however, the IRGC has increased its involvement with internal threats to the regime, suppressing political dissent since the contested June 2009 presidential election.

The IRGC is responsible for the serious human rights abuses that have occurred since the contested June 12, 2009, presidential election, including the violent crackdowns on protests and the mistreatment of political detainees held in a ward of Tehran’s Evin prison controlled by the IRGC.

The Treasury Department previously designated the IRGC pursuant to E.O. 13382 in October 2007, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their supporters.

The Basij Resistance Force
The Basij is a paramilitary force subordinate to the IRGC. As one of Iran’s primary guarantors of domestic security, the Basij has been heavily involved in the violent crackdowns and serious human rights abuses occurring in Iran since the June 2009 contested presidential election. The Basij have been implicated in attacks on university students, abuse of detainees, and violence against peaceful protesters.

The Basij is also being designated today for being controlled by the IRGC. The United States designated Basij Commander Mohammed Reza Naqdi pursuant to E.O. 13553 in February 2011.

The Law Enforcement Forces (LEF)
Commonly referred to as Iran’s national police, the LEF is one of the Government of Iran’s main security apparatuses for maintaining domestic stability and played a key role in the government crackdown on protesters in the aftermath of the June 2009 election. Under the command of Ismail Ahmadi Moghadam, also designated today, the LEF was involved in the attack on the Tehran University dormitories in Tehran during which more than 100 people were wounded and subsequently transferred to a detention area where they suffered physical abuse at the hands of the LEF.

The LEF operated the notorious Kahrizak detention center, which was the site of serious human rights abuses against prisoners detained in the post-election protests, including assault and battery, and the deprivation of basic needs such as medical care, ultimately resulting in the deaths of three detainees.

Identifying Information:

Entity: Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
AKA: AGIR
AKA: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps
AKA: IRG
AKA: IRGC
AKA: Islamic Revolutionary Corps
AKA: Pasdaran
AKA: Pasdaran-e Enghelab-e Islami
AKA: Pasdaran-e Inqilab
AKA: Revolutionary Guard
AKA: Revolutionary Guards
AKA: Sepah
AKA: Sepah Pasdaran
AKA: Sepah-e Pasdaran-e Enqelab-e Eslami
AKA: The Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution
AKA: The Iranian Revolutionary Guards

Entity: Basij Resistance Force
AKA: Baseej
AKA: Basij
AKA: Basij-e Melli
AKA: Mobilization of the Oppressed Organization
FKA: Sazman Basij Melli
AKA: Sazman-e Moghavemat-e Basij
FKA: Vahed-e Basij-e Mostazafeen
FKA: National Mobilization Organization
AKA: National Resistance Mobilization
AKA: Resistance Mobilization Force

Entity: Law Enforcement Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran
AKA: Iranian Police
AKA: Iran’s Law Enforcement Forces
AKA: Naja
AKA: Niruyih Intizamiyeh Jumhuriyih Islamiyih Iran

Individual: Moghadam, Ismail Ahmadi
AKA: Ahmadi-Moghaddam, Esma’il
AKA: Ahmadi-Moqaddam, Esma’il
AKA: Moghaddam, Esameel Ahmadi
AKA: Moghaddam, Ismail Ahmadi
DOB: 1961
POB: Tehran, Iran”

See OFAC’s Press Release here.

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April 29, 2011 OFAC Actions: [SDGT][Syria][IRGC] Changed on OFAC’s SDN List

May 4, 2011

April 29, 2011, OFAC has changed the following [SDGT][Syria][IRGC] to the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List):

ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS (IRGC)-QODS FORCE (a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELAB-E ISLAMI (PASDARAN); a.k.a. SEPAH-E QODS (JERUSALEM FORCE)) [SDGT] [IRGC] -to- ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS (IRGC)-QODS FORCE (a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELAB-E ISLAMI (PASDARAN); a.k.a. SEPAH-E QODS (JERUSALEM FORCE)) [SDGT] [SYRIA] [IRGC]

PASDARAN-E ENGHELAB-E ISLAMI (PASDARAN) (a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS (IRGC)- QODS FORCE; a.k.a. SEPAH-E QODS (JERUSALEM FORCE)) [SDGT] [IRGC] -toPASDARAN-E ENGHELAB-E ISLAMI (PASDARAN) (a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS (IRGC)- QODS FORCE; a.k.a. SEPAH-E QODS (JERUSALEM FORCE)) [SDGT] [SYRIA] [IRGC]

SEPAH-E QODS (JERUSALEM FORCE) (a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS (IRGC)-QODS FORCE; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELAB-E ISLAMI (PASDARAN)) [SDGT] [IRGC] -to- SEPAH-E QODS (JERUSALEM FORCE) (a.k.a. ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS (IRGC)-QODS FORCE; a.k.a. PASDARAN-E ENGHELAB-E ISLAMI (PASDARAN)) [SDGT] [SYRIA] [IRGC]

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