PRC-based Li Zeming (Li), an employee of Zhejiang Qingji, has personally negotiated and executed Zhejiang Qingji’s centrifuge sales to PCI and P.B. Sadr, and even employed methods to deliberately obfuscate the ultimate end-user of Zhejiang Qingji’s shipments following warnings from the PRC government about dealing with U.S.-designated firms in Iran. PRC-based Shen Weisheng (Shen), the director and general manager of Zhejiang Qingji, has also carried out Zhejiang Qingji’s centrifuge deals, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, with PCI and P.B. Sadr.
This network has conducted financial transactions and facilitated procurement of sensitive and critical parts and technology for key actors in Iran’s ballistic missile development, including Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) and its affiliated organizations, Parchin Chemicals Industries (PCI), Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO), Iran Electronics Industries (IEI), and P.B. Sadr, which is PCI’s key intermediary for the procurement of parts to develop missile propellant. PCI, the main beneficiary of this network, is a subsidiary of MODAFL’s Defense Industries Organization (DIO) and produces ammunition, explosives, and solid propellants for rockets and missiles. OFAC is also designating Iran’s Defense Attaché in Beijing, who has coordinated military-related procurements from the PRC for Iranian end-users, including MODAFL subsidiaries.
22 May 1985
EE2360309 (China) issued 24 Aug 2018 expires 23 Aug 2028 (individual)
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 June 6, 2023 pursuant to Executive Order 13382 for acting or purporting to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, Zhejiang Qingji;