Procures controlled technology for Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO) and Shahid Bagheri Industrial Group (SBIG) in support of Iran’s ballistic missile program;
Uses multiple front companies, including Royal Pearl General Trading, to evade export control laws and sanctions;
In 2008, sought to procure 42CrMo4-1/7225 and 25CrMo4-1/7218 seamless steel tubes;
According to the U.S. Treasury Department:
MKS International is being designated for providing financial, material, technological, or other support to AIO and SBIG. Since 2011, MKS International has been involved in procuring controlled and other technology and materials to support Iran’s ballistic missile programs, primarily for AIO and SBIG. MKS International utilized multiple front companies in order to circumvent export laws and sanctions. Kambiz Rostamian is MKS International’s CEO and is being designated for acting for or on behalf of MKS International and Royal Pearl General Trading. He has dealt directly with and received payments from AIO for the procurement of goods. Rostamian has also acted as a direct intermediary to purchase parts through MKS;
Founded in 1978 by Mahmoud Rostamian, under the name Fidelity Instruments;
Oversees the following divisions:
MKS Raw Materials.
Acts as a local representative of CMC Kuhnke. Serves as a distributer for IMKO MicroModultechnik GmbH, BIOREBA, and Eijkelkamp;
Partner companies include:
ZYZJ Petroleum Equipment Co. LTD.
VCT.SY. Hunan Victor Petrotech Service Co. LTD.
Also Known As:
MKS INTERNATIONAL CO. LTD.
MKS International Group
MKS International Group of Companies
Nuclear Weapon Program
Missile Weapon Program
Office No 4, Babataher Street, Dr Fatemi Avenue, Tehran, Iran
PO BOX 14155-4618, Tehran, Iran
Person of interests:
Kambiz Rostamian – (CEO)
Mohamad Aghajani (marketing manager)
Arash Anousheh (Nano Department manager)
Reason for the color:
» Added on February 3rd, 2017 to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing his assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems;