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U.S.Treasury, Fact Sheet - Increasing Sanctions Against Iran 071212

U.S.Treasury, Fact Sheet - Increasing Sanctions Against Iran 071212

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U.S.
 
T
REASURY
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EPARTMENT
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FFICE OF
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FFAIRS
 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 12, 2012CONTACT: Treasury Public Affairs (202) 622-2960
 
FACT SHEET: INCREASING SANCTIONS AGAINST IRANI.
 
T
ARGETING
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RAN
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UCLEAR AND
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ROLIFERATION
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CTIVITIES
 
One set of today’s actions target Iran’s nuclear and missile proliferation activities bydesignating entities and individuals that are part of the international procurement and nuclearproliferation operations of Iran’s Ministry of Defense for Armed Forces Logistics(MODAFL); Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO); Iran’s national maritime carrier,Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL); and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary GuardCorps (IRGC) – all of which have been previously designated under Executive Order (E.O.)13382, “Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and TheirSupporters.” Treasury today is also updating the identifying information for 57 vesselsaffiliated with IRISL that had been renamed or reflagged since they were originallydesignated by Treasury, and identifying seven vessels affiliated with IRISL that have not beenidentified previously. U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in anytransactions with individuals or entities designated pursuant to E.O 13382, and any assets thedesignees may have under U.S. jurisdiction are blocked.
 Designations Related to MODAFL and AIO
Iran’s Ministry of Defense for Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) oversees Iran’s ballisticmissile program. It is designated by the United States pursuant to E.O. 13382 in 2007, andhas brokered a number of transactions involving materials and technologies with ballisticmissile applications. Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO), a subsidiary of MODAFL,oversees all of Iran’s missile industries and was listed in the Annex to E.O. 13382. Today’sMODAFL- and AIO-related designations under E.O. 13382 include:
 
Electronic Components Industries Co. (ECI) and Information Systems Iran(ISIRAN)
 
Electronic Components Industries Co. (ECI) and Information Systems Iran (ISIRAN)are being designated pursuant to E.O. 13382 because they are owned or controlled byIran Electronics Industries (IEI), which was designated pursuant to E.O. 13382 in2008 for being owned or controlled by MODAFL. IEI offers a diversified range of military products including electro-optics and lasers, communication equipment,telecommunication security equipment, electronic warfare equipment, new andrefurbished radar tubes, and missile launchers. IEI manufactures military tacticalcommunication systems and also electronic field telephones and switchboards.ECI conducts work on military and civilian projects, to include semi-conductors,multilayer single and double sided printed circuit boards, hybrid circuits, quartzcrystals and oscillators, high purity oxygen and nitrogen gases, micromodules andelectronic ceramics.ISIRAN is one of the largest and most experienced information technology companiesin Iran with expertise in building mainframes, minicomputers and PC hardware,software and maintenance as well as total solution turn-key projects.
 
Advanced Information and Communication Technology Center
Advanced Information and Communication Technology Center (AICTC) is beingdesignated pursuant to E.O. 13382 because it has provided technological or othersupport for, or services in support of ISIRAN. According to information availablefrom computers abandoned by Hamid Reza Rabiee in the United States, AICTCexecutes work projects on behalf of ISIRAN. AICTC has five research groups in thefields of Enterprise Software Solutions, Multimedia Systems, Mobile Value-AddedServices, Wireless and P2P Networks and Bioinformatics. It also does work onGIS/GPS based tracking systems and more.
 
Hamid Reza Rabiee
Hamid Reza Rabiee, a software engineer, is being designated pursuant to E.O. 13382for acting or purporting to act for or on behalf of AICTC. According to informationavailable from computers abandoned by Rabiee in the United States, he hascoordinated directly with ISIRAN to establish and execute contracts benefittingISIRAN. Rabiee is the chief architect and founder of AICTC, and is the currentdirector of the organization.
 
Digital Media Lab (DML) and Value-Added Services Laboratory (VASL)
 
 Digital Media Lab (DML) and Value-Added Services Laboratory (VASL) weredesignated for being owned or controlled by, or acting or purporting to act for or onbehalf of Hamid Reza Rabiee and AICTC. According to publicly availableinformation, Rabiee is the founder and director of DML and VASL.
 
Ministry of Defense Logistics Export (MODLEX)
MODLEX is being designated pursuant to E.O. 13382 because it is owned orcontrolled by, or acts or purports to act, for or on behalf of, MODAFL. AsMODAFL’s primary exporting entity since 2009, MODLEX was involved in the tradeof exportable military products to countries including Sri Lanka, Sudan, Burma,Bangladesh and Nigeria, all in contravention of UNSCR 1747 (2007). UNSCR 1747prohibits Iran from selling any arms or related material. MODLEX represents Iran atarms trade fairs worldwide advertising Iranian military products for sale. MODLEXalso conducts limited procurement activities on behalf of MODAFL elements such asIran’s Defense Industries Organization (DIO), AIO, and Shahid Bakeri IndustrialGroup (SBIG). Both DIO and SBIG are sanctioned under UNSCR 1737 for their linksto Iran’s missile program through MODAFL and AIO, respectively.The Annex to UNSCR 1929 (2010) lists MODLEX as an entity involved in Iran’snuclear or ballistic missile activities and identified MODLEX as being owned orcontrolled by MODAFL.
 
Daniel Frosch and International General Resourcing FZE
Daniel Frosch is being designated pursuant to E.O. 13382 for providing or attemptingto provide material support for AIO.Daniel Frosch for several years has shown a steady pattern of providing support toIran’s missile program, including Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG) and SBIG,by supplying it with sensitive material. He started dealing with Iran’s missile industrywhile in his home country of Austria, under his now defunct company Daniel FroschExports. He moved to the United Arab Emirates(UAE) in 2006, where he continuedsupporting Iran’s weapons programs. Frosch has supplied Iran’s missile industry witha wide range of goods, including electronics, testing equipment, and raw materialssuch as graphite with potential applications in Iran’s ballistic missile program. Froschis the owner of International General Resourcing FZE, located in the UAE.SHIG was identified in the Annex to E.O. 13382 and is tied to Iran’s ballistic missileresearch, development, and production activities. SHIG was also listed in the Annexto UNSCR 1737.

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