Designation of Individuals and Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13949 and Delegation to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security of Authorities in Executive Order 13949, 13954-13955 [2021-05053]

Download as PDF 13954 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 46 / Thursday, March 11, 2021 / Notices ineffectual the measures authorized in the Order. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register. Authority: E.O. 13224, 66 FR 49079, 3 CFR, 2001 Comp., p. 786. Dated: March 1, 2021. Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State. [FR Doc. 2021–04918 Filed 3–10–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–AD–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 11360] Designation of Individuals and Entities Pursuant to Executive Order 13949 and Delegation to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security of Authorities in Executive Order 13949 Department of State. Notice of designations and delegation of authority. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to the authority in Section 1(a)(i) of Executive Order 13949, ‘‘Blocking Property of Certain Persons with Respect to the Conventional Arms Activities of Iran,’’ the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, has determined that the Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL), Iran’s Defense Industries Organization (DIO), DIO Director Mehrdad Akhlaghi-Ketabchi, and Venezuela’s nominal president Nicholas Maduro engage in activity that materially contributes to the supply, sale, or transfer, directly or indirectly, to or from Iran, or for the use in or benefit of Iran, of arms or related materiel, including spare parts. The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, has additionally determined that Iran’s Marine Industries Organization (MIO), Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO), and the Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO), engage in activity that materially contributes to the supply, sale, or transfer, directly or indirectly, to or from Iran, or for the use in or benefit of Iran, of arms or related materiel, including spare parts. Additionally, by the virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of State, including Section 1 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act, as amended, the Secretary delegated to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security the functions conferred on the Secretary of State in khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:53 Mar 10, 2021 Jkt 253001 Executive Order 13949 of September 21, 2020. DATES: The Secretary of State made these designations pursuant to Executive Order 13949 on September 21, 2020 and January 15, 2021, respectively. The Secretary of State delegated to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security the functions conferred on the Secretary of State in Executive Order 13949 on January 15, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Counterproliferation Initiatives, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State, Washington, DC 20520, tel.: 202–736–7065, or CPISanctions@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 21, 2020, the President, invoking the authority, inter alia, of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701–1706) (‘‘IEEPA’’), issued Executive Order 13949 (the ‘‘Order’’), effective on September 21, 2020. In the Order the President took additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order (E.O.) 12957 of March 15, 1995 to counter Iran’s malign influence in the Middle East, including transfers from Iran of destabilizing conventional weapons and acquisition of arms and related materiel by Iran. Section 1 of the Order blocks, with certain exceptions, all property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: (i) Any person determined by the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, to engage in any activity that materially contributes to the supply, sale, or transfer, directly or indirectly, to or from Iran, or for the use in or benefit of Iran, of arms or related materiel, including spare parts; (ii) any person determined by the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, to provide to Iran any technical training, financial resources or services, advice, other services, or assistance related to the supply, sale, transfer, manufacture, maintenance, or use of arms and related materiel described in subsection (a)(i) of this section; (iii) any person determined by the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, to have engaged, or attempted to engage, in any activity that materially contributes PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to, or poses a risk of materially contributing to, the proliferation of arms or related materiel or items intended for military end-uses or military end-users, including any efforts to manufacture, acquire, possess, develop, transport, transfer, or use such items, by the Government of Iran (including persons owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of the Government of Iran) or paramilitary organizations financially or militarily supported by the Government of Iran; (iv) any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; or (v) any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order. As a result of this action, all property and interests in property of MODAFL, DIO, DIO Director Mehrdad AkhlaghiKetabchi, MIO, AIO, IAIO, or Nicholas Maduro that are in the United States, or that hereafter come within the United States or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of United States persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in. The delegation to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security of the functions conferred on the Secretary of State in Executive Order 13949 of September 21, 2020 includes any act, executive order, regulation, or procedure subject to, or affected by, this delegation shall be deemed to be such act, executive order, regulation, or procedure as amended from time to time. Additionally, the Secretary, the Deputy Secretary, or the Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources may at any time exercise any authority or function delegated herein. Internally, the Department identified this delegation as Delegation of Authority No. 496. Information on the designees: Entity 1 Name: Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics a.k.a.: Ministry of Defense and Support for Armed Forces Logistics a.k.a.: MODAFL a.k.a.: MODSAF E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 46 / Thursday, March 11, 2021 / Notices a.k.a.: Ministry of Defense for Armed Forces Logistics a.k.a.: Ministry of Defense Armed Forces Logistics a.k.a.: Vezarat-E Defa Va Poshtybani-E Niru-Haye Mosallah a.k.a.: Ministry of Defence & Armed Forces Logistics a.k.a.: Government of Iran Department of Defense a.k.a.: Vezarate Defa Address: Ferdowsi Avenue, Sarhang Sakhaei Street, Tehran, Iran Address: P.O. Box 11365–8439, Pasdaran Ave. Tehran, Iran Address: West side of Dabestan Street, Abbas Abad District, Tehran, Iran Entity 2 Entity 3 Name: AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES ORGANIZATION a.k.a.: AIO a.k.a.: SAZMANE SANAYE HAVA FAZA Address: Langare Street, Nobonyad Square, Tehran, Iran Entity 4 Name: IRAN AVIATION INDUSTRIES ORGANIZATION a.k.a.: IAIO a.k.a.: SAZMANE SANAYE HAVAI Address: Karaj Special Road, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran Address 2: Sepahbod Gharani 36, Tehran, Iran Address 3: 3th Km Karaj Special Road, Aviation Industries Boulevard, Tehran, Iran Entity 4 Name: MARINE INDUSTRIES ORGANIZATION a.k.a.: MIO Address: Pasdaran Av., P.O. Box 19585/ 777, Tehran, Iran Individual 1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Zachary A. Parker, Director, Office of Directives Management. [FR Doc. 2021–05053 Filed 3–10–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–27–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 11362] Designation of Iranian Individuals ACTION: Notice of designation. The State Department, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, has determined that Majid Agha’i (Majid Aghaei) and Amjad Sazgar engaged, or attempted to engage, in activities or transactions that have materially contributed to, or pose a risk of materially contributing to, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or their means of delivery (including missiles capable of delivering such weapons), including any efforts to manufacture, acquire, possess, develop, transport, transfer or use such items, by any person or foreign country of proliferation concern. The State Department, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, has additionally determined that Hamid Reza Ghadirian and Ahmad Asghari Shiva’i engaged, or attempted to engage, in activities or transactions that have materially contributed to, or pose a risk of materially contributing to, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction by Iran, through activities that are contrary to Iran’s JCPOA commitment that Iran will not engage in activities that could contribute to the development of a nuclear explosive device. DATES: The Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security designated Majid Agha’i and Amjad Sazgar pursuant to Executive Order 13382 on May 29, 2020. The Secretary of State designated Hamid Reza Ghadirian and Ahmad Asghari Shiva’i pursuant to Executive Order 13382 on September 21, 2020. ADDRESSES: Office of Counterproliferation Initiatives, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State, Washington, DC 20520, tel.: 202–736– 7065, or CPI-Sanctions@state.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 28, 2005, the President, invoking the SUMMARY: Name: DEFENSE INDUSTRIES ORGANIZATION a.k.a.: DIO a.k.a.: DEFENCE INDUSTRIES ORGANISATION a.k.a.: SAZEMANE SANAYE DEFA a.k.a.: SASEMAN SANAJE DEFA a.k.a.: SASADJA Address: P.O. Box 19585–777, Pasdaran Street, Tehran, Iran Name: Merhdada Akhlaghi KETABACHI Date of birth: September 10, 1958 Gender: Male Nationality: Iran Passport number: A0030940 (Iran) Individual 2 Name: Nicolas MADURO MOROS VerDate Sep<11>2014 Date of birth: November 23, 1962 Place of birth: Caracas, Venezuela Gender: Male Nationality: Venezuela Cedula number: 5892464 (Venezuela) 16:53 Mar 10, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13955 authority, inter alia, of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701–1706) (‘‘IEEPA’’), issued Executive Order 13382 (70 CFR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the ‘‘Order’’), effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on June 30, 2005. In the Order, the President took additional steps with respect to the national emergency described and declared in Executive Order 12938 of November 14, 1994, regarding the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering them. Section 1 of the Order blocks, with certain exceptions, all property and interests in property that are in the United States, or that hereafter come within the United States or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of United States persons, of: (1) The persons listed in the Annex to the Order; (2) any foreign person determined by the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, the Attorney General, and other relevant agencies, to have engaged, or attempted to engage, in activities or transactions that have materially contributed to, or pose a risk of materially contributing to, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or their means of delivery, including any efforts to manufacture, acquire, possess, develop, transport, transfer or use such items, by any person or foreign country of proliferation concern; (3) any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and other relevant agencies, to have provided, or attempted to provide, financial, material, technological or other support for, or goods or services in support of, any activity or transaction described in clause (2) above or any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to the Order; and (4) any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, the Attorney General, and other relevant agencies, to be owned or controlled by, or acting or purporting to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to the Order. As a result of this action, all property and interests in property of Majid Agha’I, Amjad Sazgar, Hamid Reza Ghadirian, and Ahmad Asghari Shiva’i that are in the United States, or that hereafter come within the United States or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of United States persons are blocked and may not be E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 11360]


Designation of Individuals and Entities Pursuant to Executive 
Order 13949 and Delegation to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and 
International Security of Authorities in Executive Order 13949

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Notice of designations and delegation of authority.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the authority in Section 1(a)(i) of Executive 
Order 13949, ``Blocking Property of Certain Persons with Respect to the 
Conventional Arms Activities of Iran,'' the Secretary of State, in 
consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney 
General, has determined that the Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed 
Forces Logistics (MODAFL), Iran's Defense Industries Organization 
(DIO), DIO Director Mehrdad Akhlaghi-Ketabchi, and Venezuela's nominal 
president Nicholas Maduro engage in activity that materially 
contributes to the supply, sale, or transfer, directly or indirectly, 
to or from Iran, or for the use in or benefit of Iran, of arms or 
related materiel, including spare parts. The Secretary of State, in 
consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney 
General, has additionally determined that Iran's Marine Industries 
Organization (MIO), Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO), and the 
Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO), engage in activity that 
materially contributes to the supply, sale, or transfer, directly or 
indirectly, to or from Iran, or for the use in or benefit of Iran, of 
arms or related materiel, including spare parts. Additionally, by the 
virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of State, including 
Section 1 of the State Department Basic Authorities Act, as amended, 
the Secretary delegated to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and 
International Security the functions conferred on the Secretary of 
State in Executive Order 13949 of September 21, 2020.

DATES: The Secretary of State made these designations pursuant to 
Executive Order 13949 on September 21, 2020 and January 15, 2021, 
respectively. The Secretary of State delegated to the Under Secretary 
for Arms Control and International Security the functions conferred on 
the Secretary of State in Executive Order 13949 on January 15, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Counterproliferation 
Initiatives, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, 
Department of State, Washington, DC 20520, tel.: 202-736-7065, or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 21, 2020, the President, 
invoking the authority, inter alia, of the International Emergency 
Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) (``IEEPA''), issued Executive 
Order 13949 (the ``Order''), effective on September 21, 2020. In the 
Order the President took additional steps with respect to the national 
emergency declared in Executive Order (E.O.) 12957 of March 15, 1995 to 
counter Iran's malign influence in the Middle East, including transfers 
from Iran of destabilizing conventional weapons and acquisition of arms 
and related materiel by Iran.
    Section 1 of the Order blocks, with certain exceptions, all 
property and interests in property that are in the United States, that 
hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come 
within the possession or control of any United States person of the 
following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, 
exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: (i) Any person determined 
by the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the 
Treasury, to engage in any activity that materially contributes to the 
supply, sale, or transfer, directly or indirectly, to or from Iran, or 
for the use in or benefit of Iran, of arms or related materiel, 
including spare parts; (ii) any person determined by the Secretary of 
State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, to provide 
to Iran any technical training, financial resources or services, 
advice, other services, or assistance related to the supply, sale, 
transfer, manufacture, maintenance, or use of arms and related materiel 
described in subsection (a)(i) of this section; (iii) any person 
determined by the Secretary of State, in consultation with the 
Secretary of the Treasury, to have engaged, or attempted to engage, in 
any activity that materially contributes to, or poses a risk of 
materially contributing to, the proliferation of arms or related 
materiel or items intended for military end-uses or military end-users, 
including any efforts to manufacture, acquire, possess, develop, 
transport, transfer, or use such items, by the Government of Iran 
(including persons owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf 
of the Government of Iran) or paramilitary organizations financially or 
militarily supported by the Government of Iran; (iv) any person 
determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the 
Secretary of State, to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided 
financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services 
to or in support of, any person whose property and interests in 
property are blocked pursuant to this order; or (v) any person 
determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the 
Secretary of State, to be owned or controlled by, or to have acted or 
purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any 
person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to 
this order.
    As a result of this action, all property and interests in property 
of MODAFL, DIO, DIO Director Mehrdad Akhlaghi-Ketabchi, MIO, AIO, IAIO, 
or Nicholas Maduro that are in the United States, or that hereafter 
come within the United States or that are or hereafter come within the 
possession or control of United States persons are blocked and may not 
be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in.
    The delegation to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and 
International Security of the functions conferred on the Secretary of 
State in Executive Order 13949 of September 21, 2020 includes any act, 
executive order, regulation, or procedure subject to, or affected by, 
this delegation shall be deemed to be such act, executive order, 
regulation, or procedure as amended from time to time. Additionally, 
the Secretary, the Deputy Secretary, or the Deputy Secretary for 
Management and Resources may at any time exercise any authority or 
function delegated herein. Internally, the Department identified this 
delegation as Delegation of Authority No. 496.
    Information on the designees:

Entity 1

Name: Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics
a.k.a.: Ministry of Defense and Support for Armed Forces Logistics
a.k.a.: MODAFL
a.k.a.: MODSAF

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a.k.a.: Ministry of Defense for Armed Forces Logistics
a.k.a.: Ministry of Defense Armed Forces Logistics
a.k.a.: Vezarat-E Defa Va Poshtybani-E Niru-Haye Mosallah
a.k.a.: Ministry of Defence & Armed Forces Logistics
a.k.a.: Government of Iran Department of Defense
a.k.a.: Vezarate Defa
Address: Ferdowsi Avenue, Sarhang Sakhaei Street, Tehran, Iran
Address: P.O. Box 11365-8439, Pasdaran Ave. Tehran, Iran
Address: West side of Dabestan Street, Abbas Abad District, Tehran, 
Iran

Entity 2

Name: DEFENSE INDUSTRIES ORGANIZATION
a.k.a.: DIO
a.k.a.: DEFENCE INDUSTRIES ORGANISATION
a.k.a.: SAZEMANE SANAYE DEFA
a.k.a.: SASEMAN SANAJE DEFA
a.k.a.: SASADJA
Address: P.O. Box 19585-777, Pasdaran Street, Tehran, Iran

Entity 3

Name: AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES ORGANIZATION
a.k.a.: AIO
a.k.a.: SAZMANE SANAYE HAVA FAZA
Address: Langare Street, Nobonyad Square, Tehran, Iran

Entity 4

Name: IRAN AVIATION INDUSTRIES ORGANIZATION
a.k.a.: IAIO
a.k.a.: SAZMANE SANAYE HAVAI
Address: Karaj Special Road, Mehrabad Airport, Tehran, Iran
Address 2: Sepahbod Gharani 36, Tehran, Iran
Address 3: 3th Km Karaj Special Road, Aviation Industries Boulevard, 
Tehran, Iran

Entity 4

Name: MARINE INDUSTRIES ORGANIZATION
a.k.a.: MIO
Address: Pasdaran Av., P.O. Box 19585/777, Tehran, Iran

Individual 1

Name: Merhdada Akhlaghi KETABACHI
Date of birth: September 10, 1958
Gender: Male
Nationality: Iran
Passport number: A0030940 (Iran)

Individual 2

Name: Nicolas MADURO MOROS
Date of birth: November 23, 1962
Place of birth: Caracas, Venezuela
Gender: Male
Nationality: Venezuela
Cedula number: 5892464 (Venezuela)

Zachary A. Parker,
Director, Office of Directives Management.
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