China-based Petrochem South East Limited (Petrochem) was used to channel payments to companies involved in deals with Triliance. In early 2020, Petrochem was used to make payment to Donghai in return for Donghai’s management of a vessel used to transport petrochemicals in a deal brokered by Triliance;
Alpha Tech Trading provided Triliance with critical shipping services or conducted financial transactions on behalf of the company, enabling Triliance to continue brokering and moving Iranian petrochemical exports. Iranian petrochemical sales are an important revenue source for the Iranian regime, generating wealth for its corrupt leaders and financing a range of nefarious activities, including the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery, support for foreign terrorist groups, and a variety of human rights abuses, at home and abroad;
In January 2020, OFAC sanctioned Triliance and three other petrochemical and petroleum companies that collectively transferred the equivalent of hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of exports from the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC). In October 2020, OFAC designated the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum and NIOC pursuant to a counterterrorism authority for their financial support to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force, a previously-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.
Triliance has used, and continues to use, various front companies in connection with the purchase of petrochemical products by foreign buyers and the transportation of those petrochemical products from Iran. The entities targeted today help facilitate Iran’s petrochemical exports in contravention of U.S. economic sanctions.
“Iran’s petrochemical and petroleum sectors are primary sources of funding for the Iranian regime, which it uses to support its malign domestic and foreign agenda,” said Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. “The United States will act against persons who support illicit actors engaged in the movement of Iranian petroleum and petrochemical sales.”;
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» 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 December 16, 2020 pursuant to Executive Order 13846, for having materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, Triliance;