Sepehr Energy uses companies in Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates to sell billions of dollars’ worth of commodities to customers in Europe and East Asia.
Dubai-based OPG Global General Trading Co. L.L.C, on behalf of Sepehr Energy, offered to sell millions of barrels of crude oil and gasoline to Oman and Dubai-based customers for onward shipment to Europe.
Sepehr Energy relies upon the services of Iranian exchange houses to transfer funds to MODAFL-controlled bank accounts in coordination with the AFGS. Iranian exchange houses serve as key conduits in multijurisdictional Iranian “shadow banking” networks, establishing front companies abroad to enable trade for Iranian clients. Sepehr Energy also shipped products via the National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC), which was designated pursuant to E.O. 13224, as amended, on October 26, 2020 for its support to the IRGC-QF.
“The IRGC-QF and MODAFL continue to engage in illicit finance schemes to generate funds to fan conflict and spread terror throughout the region,” said Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian E. Nelson. “The United States remains committed to exposing elements of the Iranian military and its complicit partners abroad to disrupt this critical source of funds.”
The Iranian government allocates billions of dollars’ worth of commodities, including oil, to Iranian military entities, including MODAFL and the AFGS as part of the Iranian military’s annual budget. This includes specific commodity allotments for MODAFL, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and the AFGS, which sell the commodities to foreign buyers to generate revenue.
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Also Known As:
OPG Global General Trading Co. L.L.C
Organization Established Date:
13 Dec 2022
United Arab Emirates
Bur Dubai Al Fahedy, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Business Registration Number:
1127555 (United Arab Emirates)
Economic Register Number (CBLS):
11980239 (United Arab Emirates)
Reason for the color:
» Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on November 29, 2023 pursuant to Executive Order 13224, as amended, for having materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, Sepehr Energy;