Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology

Iran is using Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology as cover to evade sanctions and produce military drones to strike targets across the Middle East

Status:High Alert – Entity affiliated with Designated / Sanctioned / Illicit entities

Risk Level:89%

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This entity is connected with designated / sanctioned entities who are helping Iranian Regime Terrorist Activities & development of WMD

Affiliated with the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology;

Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) is a leading government research institution in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Founded in 1980, IROST consists of seven research departments which represent the backbone of its scientific activities;

Iran is using Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology as cover to evade sanctions and produce military drones to strike targets across the Middle East;

The NCRI identifies Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology with close ties to either Iran’s Ministry of Defense or Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, which allow Iran to obtain parts for its growing fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs);

The IRGC “uses these companies to purchase UAV accessories and equipment and circumvent sanctions,” the report states. “They make up a key smuggling ring of UAV parts and other aerospace industries’ needs under the guise of civilian activities.”;

Designated by the Canadian government in July 2010 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 Japanese government in 2011 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to missiles and biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons;

Listed by the British government in 2011 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement; identified by the British government in February 1998 as having procured goods and/or technology for weapons of mass destruction programs (specifically biological);

In 1989, reportedly sought to purchase strains of fungus that produce toxins from the Netherlands, which denied the request;

Oversees the Biotechnology Research Center, which is composed of the Persian Type Culture Collection, a biological repository that holds bacterial, yeast, and fungal strains, and five research departments: Food and Agriculture Biotechnology, Bioprocess and Engineering Nanobiotechnology, Industry and Environmental Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical and Medical Biotechnology, and the Persian Gulf Marine Biotechnology Research Center; has carried out pilot scale production of Bacillus thuringiensis, a commercial biopesticide that can be used as a simulant for anthrax for the purpose of development and weapon production;

The breadth of research across IROST’s departments is fueled by over 250 qualified researchers and experts who are developing innovative, research-driven solutions to critically important national and international challenges; The Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology tasked IROST with a clear vision to be a national, multidisciplinary research institution conducting applied research in a multitude of fields, including advanced materials and renewable energy; agriculture; biotechnology; chemical technologies; electrical engineering and information technology; mechanical engineering; and new technology development studies; With its focus on developing, and transferring frontier technologies, IROST has played a significant role in responding to the changes, challenges, and needs of society. As such, it has established a close link between research, industry, and society as a whole;

To help accelerate IROST’s drive toward international scientific activities, the General Office of International Cooperation of IROST acts as the national focal point of some international organizations including:
– Asian And Pacific Centre For Transfer Of Technology (APCTT)
– Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Center)
– Commission on Science & Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS)
– IOR Regional Centre for Science and Technology Transfer (IOR RCSTT)
– Organization of Islamic Conference Standing Committee on Scientific & Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH)
– World Association of Industrial & Technological Research Organizations (WAITRO)

Involved In:
Nuclear Weapon Program
Missile Weapon Program

– Advanced Materials and Renewable Energy
– Agriculture Research
– Biotechnology
– Chemical Technology
– Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
– Mechanical Engineering
– Technology Development Studies

Also Known As:


Sh. Ehsani Rad St., Enqelab St., Ahmadabad Mostoufi Rd., Azadegan Highway, P. O. Box 33535-111, Tehran 3313193685, I. R. Iran

(+9821) 56276345



Person of interests:
Alireza ASHORI – President
Dr. Alireza Allahyari – General Director
Mrs. Fatemeh Jask – Expert in International Cooperation
Ms.Zahra Shokri – Expert in International Cooperation
Dr.Maryam Rezaee – Expert in International Cooperation

Reason for the color:
» Iran using network of civilian companies as cover for deadly drone program;