Risk Level:
99% May harm your business future; Persons or entities that engage in transactions with this entity will be exposed to sanctions or subject to an enforcement action;

Working with this entity means supporting Iranian Regime, Regime Terrorist Activities & development of WMD

Status:
Top Alert – Entity designated / sanctioned for terror, WMD and human rights violation

Info:
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security – The ERC determined to add France Tech Services to the Entity List on the basis of actions and activities they have engaged in that are contrary to the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States. France Tech Services provided aircraft parts, without the necessary licenses, to one entity— Mahan Air—that is listed as a Specially Designated National per the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control;

France Tech Services is another European company using “creative” methods to circumvent US sanctions to work with Mahan. “FTS” have gone as far as to pay a Mahan elected courier one hundred thousand US dollars in cash. These are payments between businesses that are conducted as if they were drug deals, in service of the Iranian terror machine;

Mahan Air was designated in October 2011 pursuant to E.O. 13224 for providing financial, material, or technological support for or to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF), which was itself designated pursuant to E.O. 13224 on October 25, 2007 for its support to numerous terrorist groups;

Mahan Air has transported IRGC-QF operatives, weapons, equipment, and funds abroad in support of the IRGC-QF’s destabilizing regional operations. Mahan Air has routinely facilitated the movement of IRGC-QF personnel, fighters, and material, between Iran and Syria for military training, and has facilitated the movement of IRGC-QF members by bypassing normal security protocols and flight manifests. The airline also has moved weapons and personnel for Hizballah and regional armed groups whose actions fuel conflict and exacerbate regional instability. Hizballah was designated by the Department of State as a Foreign Terrorist Organization in October 1997 and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist pursuant to E.O. 13224 in October 2001. It was listed in January 1995 in the Annex to E.O. 12947, which targets terrorists who threaten to disrupt the Middle East peace process, and also designated in August 2012 pursuant to E.O. 13582, which targets the Government of Syria and its supporters;

“Mahan Air continues to fly into Syria every week, even as millions of innocent civilians in Idlib province are under threat of imminent attack from the murderous Assad regime and its backers in Iran and Russia. Since the onset of the Syrian civil war, Mahan Air has routinely flown fighters and materiel to Syria to prop up the Assad regime, which has contributed to mass atrocities in the country and the displacement of millions of innocent civilians. Mahan Air continues to operate a regular schedule of three weekly flights to Syria, with additional flights periodically observed, totaling more than 170 flights since September 2017;

Germany sanctioned Iran regime Mahan Air over spying charges;

Also Known As:
FTS

Industry:
Aviation Industry

Country:
France

Address:
73 Rue Jean Jaures 92800 Puteaux – France

Phone:
+33 620 59 6262

E-mail:
francetechservices@gmail.com

Person of interests:
Mostafa Shakibaei

Reason for the color:
» European companies are using creative methods to circumvent US sanctions to work with Mahan air;
» DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE – Bureau of Industry and Security – In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding seventy-seven entities, under a total of seventy-eight entries, to the Entity List. These seventy-seven entities have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States;
» On December 18, 2020,Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross released a statementregardingtheFederal Register Notice which names77 Additions to the Entity List for Human Rights Abuses, Militarization of the South China Sea and U.S. Trade Secret Theft;


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