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:
Formed by Bonyad Taavon Sepah (also known as the IRGC Cooperative Foundation);

According to Treasury Department:
IRGC-controlled Ansar Bank was previously designated pursuant to E.O. 13382 in 2010. OFAC designated Ansar Bank pursuant to E.O. 13224 for assisting, sponsoring, or providing financial, material, or technological support for, or financial or other services to or in support of, the IRGC-QF, and for being owned or controlled by the IRGC. With 1,081 branches throughout Iran, Ansar Bank procured hundreds of millions of dollars in the last three years on the IRGC’s behalf. As recently as 2019, Ansar Bank officials maintained close associations with senior IRGC-QF officials and financial facilitators who use accounts at Ansar Bank to keep the equivalent of millions of dollars. For example, Treasury-designated IRGC-QF financial facilitator Meghdad Amini held funds at Ansar Bank. Ansar Bank also extended the equivalent of millions of dollars as a loan to an IRGC-QF front company. IRGC-QF officials’ salaries also have been paid using Ansar Bank, and Ansar Bank is used by the IRGC-QF to pay the salaries of its foreign fighters, particularly those based in Syria. On October 16, 2018, Treasury designated two of these Syria-based, IRGC-QF-backed militias, the Fatemiyoun Division and Zainabiyoun Brigade, which are comprised of foreign fighters, including child soldiers as young as 14 years old;

Mobile Telecommunication of Iran, Tosse-eh Etemad Investment Company, Shahriyar Mahestan Company, Saman-Majid Investment Company, Bank Pasargad are main shareholders in Ansar Bank, according to their official website. These entities are owned or controlled by terrorist organizaiton IRGC and IRGC-controlled organization Bonyad Taavon Sepah;

Linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) for over 20 years. Provides financial and credit services to IRGC personnel. Paid IRGC salaries and provided special benefits to IRGC members. Received banking license from the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 2009;

Dana Insurance works with designated Ansar Bank. Sam Consulting Group is working with OFAC designated Ansar Bank;

Affiliated Entities:
Ansar Exchange
Ansar Bank Brokerage Company
Ansar Information Technology Company
Atlas Exchange
Hital Exchange
Golden Commoditties LLC
Iranian Atlas Company
Lebra Moon General Trading LLC
Naria General Trading LLC
Sakan Exchange
Sakan General Trading
The Best Leader General Trading LLC
Atlas Doviz Ticareti AS

Also Known As:
Ansar Finance and Credit Fund
Ansar Financial and Credit Institute
Ansae Institute
Ansar Institute
Ansar al-Mojahedin No-Interest Loan Institute
Ansar Saving and Interest Free-Loans Fund
Ansar al Mojahedin
Bank Ansar

Involved In:
Nuclear Weapon Program
Missile Weapon program
Military Weapon Program

Country:
Iran

Address:
Building No. 539, North Pasdaran Street, Tehran 19575-497, Iran

Phone:
(+9821)22815280-5

Website:
www.ansarbank.com

E-Mail:
info@ansarbank.com
info@ansarbank.net

Shareholders:
Shareholders of Bank Ansar

Person of interests:
Ayatollah Ebrahimi ( known as Ansar al Mojahedin) as part of the Management;

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 March 26, 2019 pursuant to Executive Order 13224 for assisting, sponsoring, or providing financial, material, or technological support for, or financial or other services to or in support of, the IRGC-QF, and for being owned or controlled by the IRGC;
» Listed by the European Union on May 23, 2011 as an entity linked to Iran’s proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran’s development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; with some exceptions, European Union member states must freeze all funds and economic resources owned, held or controlled by the listed entity, and prevent funds or economic resources from being made available to it;
» On December 21, 2010, added to the Specially Designated National (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing its assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems;


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RISK ALERT
Entities in a problematic sector - Sector controlled by the Top Alert entities.
 
GENERAL ALERT
Legitimate entities - we cannot determine whether an entity is completely green, and that is due to the facts that the Iranian economy is not transparent enough for us. Be sure.