Trump Admin Extends Sanctions on Iran

Farasatpour coordinated the sale and delivery of explosives and other materiel for Syria’s Scientific Studies and Research Center (SSRC) on behalf of DIO.  As DIO’s Deputy Director for Commerce, Farasatpour oversaw DIO’s credit line with the SSRC, which was valued at tens of millions of dollars.  The SSRC was listed in the Annex to E.O.  13382 on June 28, 2005, and is the Syrian entity responsible for developing and producing non-conventional weapons and the missiles to deliver them.

OFAC also sanctioned Rahim Ahmadi, a senior Iranian official serving as the Director of Iran’s Shahid Bakeri Industries Group (SBIG) for his involvement in Iran’s ballistic missile program.  SBIG was listed in the Annex to E.O. 13382 on June 28, 2005, and is responsible for Iran’s solid-fueled ballistic missile program.  Ahmadi was designated pursuant to E.O. 13382 for acting or purporting to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, SBIG.

Ahmadi coordinates SBIG’s ballistic missile flight tests with Iran’s Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO).  The AIO was listed in the annex to E.O. 13382 on June 28, 2005, and is the Iranian organization responsible for ballistic missile research, development, and production activities and organization.  SBIG is subordinate to the AIO.

Ruan Runling Network

OFAC designated Chinese national Ruan Runling and three associated Chinese companies for proliferation activities in support of a key designated Iranian defense entity.  Ruan was sanctioned pursuant to E.O. 13382 because he has provided, or attempted to provide, financial, material, technological, or other support for, or goods or services in support of Iran’s Shiraz Electronics Industries (SEI).

OFAC designated SEI on September 17, 2008, for being owned or controlled by Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics, which was designated on October 25, 2007.  SEI has engaged in the production of various electronics equipment for the Iranian military, including missile guidance technology.

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