Mahan Air providing financial, material and techological support to the IRGC

Commercial airline; has transported personnel, weapons, and goods on behalf of Lebanese Hizballah; provided assistance to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force, including transporting IRGC-QF personnel to and from Iran and Syria for military training; received aid in the acquisition of aircraft from Ukrainian-Mediterranean Airlines (UM Air), Bukovyna Airlines, and Sirjanco Trading LLC.

Added on October 12, 2011 to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing its assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and their supporters; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the entity or otherwise assisting the entity are subject to U.S. sanctions; designated by the Canadian government in May 2013 as an entity contributing to Iran’s proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or to its development of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons or their delivery systems; designation prohibits Canadian parties from providing goods or financial services to the entity or dealing in property held by the entity; listed by the British government in 2012 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement, and has had export licenses both granted and denied by that government.

In connection with an alleged reexport of three U.S.-origin aircraft to Iran in violation of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), targeted by a Temporary Denial Order (TDO), issued by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Department of Commerce on March 17, 2008, forbidding participation for 180 days in export transactions involving items subject to the EAR; TDO renewed for 180 days on September 17, 2008, and for another 180 days on March 16, 2009; allegedly controls and or operates three U.S. origin aircraft that were acquired by entities based in Britain; listed by the European Union on September 12, 2007 as an air carrier subject to an operating ban within the E.U. due to serious safety deficiencies; the ban was repealed on July 25, 2008.

Private airline established in 1992; international and domestic flight network includes Dusseldorf, Istanbul, Ankara, Damascus, Jeddah, Dammam, Dubai, Kuwait, Najaf, Baghdad, Erbil, Kabul, Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Almaty, Lar, Qeshm, Shiraz, Ahwaz, Mashad, and Tehran.

Affiliated with the following aircraft, all of which were added to the U.S. SDN list in September 2012:

Identifier: EK-30064
Aircraft Model: A300B4-605R

Identifier: EP-MHA
Aircraft Model: A300B2K-3C

Identifier: EP-MHF
Aircraft Model: A300B4-103

Identifier: EP-MHG
Aircraft Model: A300-232

Identifier: EP-MHJ
Aircraft Model: A320-232

Identifier: EP-MHL
Aircraft Model: A300B4-203

Identifier: EP-MHM
Aircraft Model: A300B2K-3C

Identifier: EP-MHO
Aircraft Model: A310-304

Identifier: EP-MHP
Aircraft Model: A300B2K-3C

Identifier: EP-MNA
Aircraft Model: B.747-422

Identifier: EP-MNB
Aircraft Model: B.747-422

Identifier: EP-MNG
Aircraft Model: B.747-422

Identifier: EP-MND
Aircraft Model: B747-3B3

Identifier: EP-MNE
Aircraft Model: B747-3B3

Identifier: EP-MNG
Aircraft Model: A300B4-603

Identifier: EP-MNH
Aircraft Model: A300B4-603

Identifier: EP-MNI
Aircraft Model: A300B4-603

Identifier: EP-MNJ
Aircraft Model: A300B4-603

Identifier: EP-MNK
Aircraft Model: A300B4-603

Identifier: EP-MNL
Aircraft Model: A300B4-603

Identifier: EP-MNM
Aircraft Model: A300B4-605R

Identifier: EP-MNN
Aircraft Model: A300B4-605R

Identifier: EP-MNO
Aircraft Model: A310-308

Identifier: EP-MNP
Aircraft Model: A310-308

Identifier: EP-MNQ
Aircraft Model: A300B4-603

Identifier: EP-MNR
Aircraft Model: A300B4-603

Identifier: EP-MNS
Aircraft Model: A300B4-603

Identifier: EP-MNT
Aircraft Model: A300B4-603

Identifier: EP-MNU
Aircraft Model: A300B4-605R

Identifier: EP-MNV
Aircraft Model: A310-304

Identifier: EP-MNX
Aircraft Model: A310-304

Identifier: EP-MOA
Aircraft Model: B.146-300

Identifier: EP-MOB
Aircraft Model: B.146-300

Identifier: EP-MOC
Aircraft Model: B.146-300

Identifier: EP-MOE
Aircraft Model: B.146-300

Identifier: EP-MOF
Aircraft Model: B.146-300

Identifier: EP-MOG
Aircraft Model: B.146-300

Identifier: EP-VIP
Aircraft Model: A310-304

Identifier: EX-301
Aircraft Model: A310-304

Identifier: EX-35011
Aircraft Model: A300B4-622R

Identifier: F-OJHH
Aircraft Model: A310-304

Identifier: F-OJHI
Aircraft Model: A310-304[20]

Company officials reportedly include Hamid Arabnejad and Mahdi Aliari (senior executive); established in 1992.

Source » treasury

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