The Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG) is responsible for Iran’s ballistic missile programs, including the Shahab-3 and Ghadr missiles. In 1997, U.S. satellites picked up a heat signature of a Shahab-3 missile engine close to SHIG’s research facility.

SHIG has been cooperating with entities in Russia, China, North Korea and potentially Ukraine. SHIG is a target of UN and U.S. sanctions, and the United States has also sanctioned several Chinese and North Korean entities for their involvement with SHIG.  Additionally, the U.S. Department of the Treasury froze the assets of Naser Maleki, the head of SHIG, pursuant to Executive Order 13382.

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