Hossein Tanideh

Key operative for Iran’s atomic program, who has served as the conduit for delivering highly desired German valves to Iran

Status:Top Alert – Entity designated / sanctioned for terror, WMD and human rights violation

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

Hossein Tanideh is a procurement agent for Iran’s nuclear program;

In 2010 and 2011, tried to obtain items for possible use in distillation columns for Iran’s 40-megawatt heavy water reactor in Arak, according to the U.S. Treasury Department;

Hossein Tanideh has served as vice president of the board of directors of Pentane Chemistry Industries and managing director of Sherkate Sakhtemani Rahtes Sahami Company; manager of Turkey-based IDI Foreign Trade Limited Company;

Reportedly procured hundreds of items with nuclear applications from Germany and India and sent them, via Turkey, to Iran’s Modern Industries Technique Company, which is involved in the construction of the IR-40 heavy water reactor in Arak;

Falsely declared the items as plumbing parts and fixtures; reportedly listed a fictitious entity in Azerbaijan as the end-user for a valve shipment from Germany to Iran, via Turkey;

Led a procurement network that also included Gholamali Kazemi, Kianzad Kazemi, Hamid Khouran, and Rudolf Mayer;

Reportedly arrested by Turkish authorities in January 2013, along with Mesut Atasoy;
Reportedly released by Turkish authorities in 2014 and is believed to have returned to Iran.

Also Known As:
Hosein Tnideh

Involved In:
Nuclear Weapon Program

June 9, 1964


EGS Bloklari B-3, Blok No. 36, Bakirkoy, Istanbul, Turkey

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 July 12, 2012, freezing his 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;