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Additional Designation of Entity Pursuant to Executive Order 13382

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AGENCY:

Department of State.

ACTION:

Designation of the Defense Industries Organization Under Executive Order 13382.

SUMMARY:

Pursuant to the authority in section 1(ii) of Executive Order 13382, “Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters”, the Assistant Secretary of State, acting under the authorities delegated to him by the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Attorney General, has determined that an Iranian entity, the Defense Industries Organization (“DIO”), has 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.

DATES:

The designation by the Secretary of State of the entity identified in this notice pursuant to Executive Order 13382 is effective on March 30, 2007.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Director, Office of Counterproliferation Initiatives, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State, Washington, DC 20520, tel.: 202/647-7895.

Background

On June 28, 2005, the President, invoking the authority, inter alia, of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) (“IEEPA”), issued Executive Order 13382 (70 FR 38567, July 1, 2005) (the “Order”), effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on June 29, 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 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; (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, and person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to the Order.

On March 28, 2007, the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, the Attorney General, and other relevant agencies, designated a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to Executive Order 13382.

Information on the additional designee is as follows:

1. Defense Industries Organization (a.k.a. Defence Industries Organisation; a.k.a. DIO; a.k.a. Saseman Sanaje Defa; Start Printed Page 15931a.k.a. Sazemane Sanaye Defa; a.k.a. “Sasadja”), P.O. Box 19585-777, Pasdaran Street, Entrance of Babaie Highway, Permanent Expo of Defence Industries Organization, Tehran, Iran [NPWMD].

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Dated: March 28, 2007.

John C. Rood,

Assistant Secretary, International Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State.

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[FR Doc. E7-6152 Filed 4-2-07; 8:45 am]

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