2010年8月5日木曜日

米財務省 アスコテックジャパン制裁へ

 米財務省は、対イラン制裁強化の一環として、イラン政府の管理下にある
海外の企業など21社を公表した。
東京都港区の貿易会社「アスコテックジャパン」も含まれる。
米国内法は米企業・個人にイラン政府との取引を禁止。

制裁対象
BANKS
1.ONERBANK ZAO
2.BANK TORGOVOY KAPITAL ZAO
3.EXPORT DEVELOPMENT BANK OF IRAN
4.SINA BANK

INSURANCE & INVESTMENT
5.IRAN FOREIGN INVESTMENT COMPANY
6.IFIC HOLDING AG
7.IHAG TRADING GMBH

MINING, INDUSTRY, ENGINEERING, & ASSOCIATED ENTITIES
8.IRANIAN MINES AND MINING INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT AND RENOVATION ORGANIZATION
9.ASCOTEC HOLDING GMBH
10.ASCOTEC JAPAN K.K.
11.METAL & MINERAL TRADE S.A.R.L
12.IRASCO S.R.L.
13.MINES AND METALS ENGINEERING GMBH (M.M.E.)
14.ASCOTEC STEEL TRADING GMBH
15.ASCOTEC MINERAL & MACHINERY GMBH
16.ASCOTEC SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY GMBH
17.BREYELLER STAHL TECHNOLOGY GMBH & CO. KG
18.INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND RENOVATION ORGANIZATION OF IRAN
19.MACHINE SAZI ARAK CO. LTD.
20.WEST SUN TRADE GMBH
21.MAHAB GHODSS CONSULTING ENGINEERING COMPANY

米財務省の調査が正しいとすると、日本の資材がイラン軍の装備品に
使わていることになる。以前、イスラム過激派が日本に潜伏しており、
外務省も公安委員会も見過ごしていたとの報道もあったが、今回も
同様なことになのか。
北朝鮮への不正輸出を報道されることが多いが、イランでは記憶に無い。
制裁先は、外国ユーザーリストに追加され、増加する一方だ。
イランとイラクとの取引があるため、「日本政府が率先して仲裁したい」
と言う時期はもうはるか昔の話だ。

安保理 4度目のイラン制裁へ


---米財務省:イラン制裁、21社公表 東京の貿易会社も---
毎日新聞 2010年8月4日 東京夕刊
http://mainichi.jp/select/world/news/20100804dde007030013000c.html

 【岩佐淳士、ワシントン草野和彦】米財務省は3日、対イラン制裁強化の一環として、イラン政府の管理下にある海外の企業など21社を公表した。東京都港区の貿易会社「アスコテックジャパン」も含まれる。
 米国内法は米企業・個人にイラン政府との取引を禁止。だが、社名からはイラン政府と関係があると判断するのが困難な場合もあり、今回の公表は、イランの「制裁逃れ」を取り締まるのが目的だ。
 また財務省は同日、テロ支援組織に指定しているイラン革命防衛隊の精鋭「クッズ隊」の指導者4人らを新たに制裁対象に追加した。レバノンのイスラム教シーア派組織ヒズボラ、パレスチナのイスラム原理主義組織ハマス、アフガニスタンの反政府組織タリバンなどへの財政支援が理由としている。
 アスコテックジャパンによると、同社はイラン鉱山開発公社(IMIDRO)傘下で、97年7月に設立した貿易商社。資本金1000万円でイラン政府も出資した。社長はイラン人で従業員4人。日本などの業者から製鉄に使う機械の部品や材料を買い取り、主にイラン国内の三つの鉄鋼会社に販売している。
 同社マネジャーの女性は4日、報道陣に「制裁措置の事実を知り、とても驚いた。会社はテロを支援していない。日本などの取引業者に影響が出ないか心配している」と困惑した様子で話した。


---U.S. names officials, companies in bid to raise pressure on Iran---
By Glenn Kessler
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/08/03/AR2010080306615.html

The Obama administration ratcheted up pressure against Iran on Tuesday, identifying senior officials that it said had aided terrorist groups, including the Taliban in Afghanistan, and naming 21 businesses that it said were secretly owned or controlled by the Islamic republic.

The moves exemplify the administration's push to organize tougher sanctions against Iran in an effort to force the country to abandon what the West suspects is an attempt to build an atomic bomb. Iran says its nuclear activities are entirely peaceful, but has rejected White House entreaties to discuss the program.

Stuart Levey, the Treasury Department's under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said Treasury sought to thwart Iran's support of terrorist groups and to warn U.S. companies to avoid doing business with banks, investment houses, mining companies and engineering firms that have hidden ties with Iran.

"As its isolation from the international financial and commercial systems increases, the government of Iran will continue efforts to evade sanctions, including using government-owned entities around the world that are not easily identifiable as Iranian to facilitate transactions in support of their illicit activities," Levey said. "Today's identifications will mitigate the risk that such entities pose to legitimate transactions."

The companies unmasked Tuesday were said to operate in Belarus, Germany, Italy, Japan and Luxembourg, as well as Iran, and their names include Ascotec Japan, Breyeller Stahl Technology, IFIC Holding AG and Onerbank Zao.

Meanwhile, Treasury said it had targeted four senior officers in the Qods force, an elite arm of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, for assisting militant groups designated by the United States as terrorist organizations, including Hezbollah, which also is a key player in the Lebanese government. Two of the officers, Hushang Allahdad and Mohammad Reza Zahedi, play key roles in Iran's support of Hezbollah, and two others, Gen. Hossein Musavi and Col. Hasan Mortezavi, provided "financial and material support" to the Taliban, Treasury said.

Treasury also imposed sanctions on several other Iranian entities and individuals for aiding Hezbollah.


---Treasury Identifies 21 Entities Determined to be Owned or Controlled by the Government of Iran---
August 3, 2010
TG-811
http://www.treasury.gov/press/releases/tg811.htm

Treasury Exposes Iran's Foreign Trade Network,Identifies Entities Operating in Belarus, Germany, Iran, Italy, Japan and Luxembourg

WASHINGTON ・The U.S. Department of the Treasury today identified 21 entities in Iran's banking, insurance and investment, mining, and engineering industries determined to be owned or controlled by the Government of Iran. By identifying these entities ・including banks, investment companies and technology firms ・U.S. persons and others are better able to identify Iranian Government entities and protect themselves against the risks posed by such entities. The Iranian Transactions Regulations prohibit transactions between U.S. persons and the Government of Iran.

"As its isolation from the international financial and commercial systems increases, the Government of Iran will continue efforts to evade sanctions, including using government-owned entities around the world that are not easily identifiable as Iranian to facilitate transactions in support of their illicit activities," said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Stuart Levey. "Today's identifications will mitigate the risk that such entities pose to legitimate transactions."

A complete list of the entities identified as owned or controlled by the Government of Iran today follows:

BANKS

1. ONERBANK ZAO: Onerbank ZAO is a Belarus-based bank that is owned or controlled by Bank Refah Kargaran, Bank Saderat Iran, and Export Development Bank of Iran. In 2006, OFAC identified Bank Refah Kargaran and Bank Saderat Iran as financial institutions owned or controlled by the Government of Iran. Furthermore, Bank Saderat Iran was designated on October 25, 2007 pursuant to Executive Order 13224 for its support of terrorism-related activities. On October 22, 2008 Export Development Bank of Iran was designated pursuant to Executive Order 13382.
2. BANK TORGOVOY KAPITAL ZAO: Bank Torgovy Kapital ZAO is a Belarus-based bank that is owned or controlled by Bank Tejarat, an entity that OFAC has previously identified as being owned or controlled by the Government of Iran.
3. EXPORT DEVELOPMENT BANK OF IRAN: The Export Development Bank of Iran (EDBI) is an Iran-based bank that is wholly-owned by the Government of Iran and was designated by OFAC on October 22, 2008, pursuant to Executive Order 13382.
4. SINA BANK: Sina Bank is an Iran-based bank and is an entity that is owned or controlled by the Government of Iran. Although Bank Sina represents itself as a private bank, it is ultimately owned or controlled by the Government of Iran.

INSURANCE & INVESTMENT

5. IRAN FOREIGN INVESTMENT COMPANY: Iran Foreign Investment Company (IFIC) is an Iran-based entity that is wholly owned by the Government of Iran. The mission of IFIC is to manage and expand Iranian holdings abroad. It is involved in ventures in a number of foreign countries.
6. IFIC HOLDING AG: IFIC Holding AG is a Dusseldorf, Germany-based entity that is wholly-owned by IFIC. IFIC Holding AG is an investment arm of IFIC, an entity that is owned or controlled by the Government of Iran.
7. IHAG TRADING GMBH: IHAG Trading GmbH is a Dusseldorf, Germany-based entity that is wholly-owned by IFIC Holding AG. IHAG Trading GmbH is an extended investment arm of IFIC, an entity that is owned or controlled by the Government of Iran.

MINING, INDUSTRY, ENGINEERING, & ASSOCIATED ENTITIES

8. IRANIAN MINES AND MINING INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT AND RENOVATION ORGANIZATION: The Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) is an Iran-based entity that is owned or controlled by Iran's Ministry of Industries and Mines. IMIDRO is a major holding company that provides services to and aims to expand Iran's mining and mineral goods sector.
9. ASCOTEC HOLDING GMBH: Ascotec Holding GmbH is a Dusseldorf, Germany-based entity that is wholly-owned by IMIDRO. Ascotec Holding GmbH owns or controls a number of foreign companies and is part of Iran's foreign trade network. It provides raw materials, spare parts, and machinery to the IMIDRO.
10. ASCOTEC JAPAN K.K.: Ascotec Japan K.k. is a Tokyo, Japan-based entity that is wholly-owned by Ascotec Holding GmbH. Ascotec Japan K.k. is part of Iran's foreign trade network.
11. METAL & MINERAL TRADE S.A.R.L.: Metal & Mineral Trade S.a.r.L. is a Luxembourg-based entity that is owned or controlled by Ascotec Holding GmbH. Metal & Mineral Trade S.a.r.L. is part of Iran's foreign trade network.
12. IRASCO S.R.L.: Irasco S.R.L. is a Genoa, Italy-based entity that is owned or controlled by Ascotec Holding GmbH. Irasco S.R.L. is part of Iran's foreign trade network.
13. MINES AND METALS ENGINEERING GMBH (M.M.E.): Mines and Metal Engineering GmbH (M.M.E.) is a Dusseldorf, Germany-based entity that is wholly-owned by Ascotec Holding GmbH. Mines and Metals Engineering GmbH (M.M.E.) is part of Iran's foreign trade network.
14. ASCOTEC STEEL TRADING GMBH: Ascotec Steel Trading GmbH is a Dusseldorf, Germany-based entity that is owned or controlled by Ascotec Holding GmbH either directly or indirectly through Mines and Metal Engineering GmbH (M.M.E.). Ascotec Steel Trading GmbH is part of Iran's foreign trade network.
15. ASCOTEC MINERAL & MACHINERY GMBH: Ascotec Mineral & Machinery GmbH is a Dusseldorf, Germany-based entity that is wholly-owned by Ascotec Holding GmbH. Ascotec Mineral & Machinery GmbH is part of Iran's foreign trade network.
16. ASCOTEC SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY GMBH: Ascotec Science & Technology GmbH is a Dusseldorf, Germany-based entity that is wholly-owned by Ascotec Holding GmbH. Ascotec Science & Technology GmbH is part of Iran's foreign trade network.
17. BREYELLER STAHL TECHNOLOGY GMBH & CO. KG: Breyeller Stahl Technology GmbH & Co. KG is a Nettetal, Germany-based entity that is owned or controlled by Ascotec Holding GmbH. Breyeller Stahl Technology GmbH & Co. KG is part of Iran's foreign trade network.
18. INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND RENOVATION ORGANIZATION OF IRAN: The Industrial Development and Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) is an Iran-based state-owned concern that is associated with Iran's Ministry of Industries and Mines. The IDRO was established to develop the Iranian industrial sector.
19. MACHINE SAZI ARAK CO. LTD.: Machine Sazi Arak Co. Ltd. is an Iran-based entity that is owned or controlled by IDRO, an entity owned or controlled by the Government of Iran that was established to develop the Iranian industrial sector. Machine Sazi Arak Co. Ltd is a manufacturer and importer of industrial machinery and equipment.
20. WEST SUN TRADE GMBH: West Sun Trade GmbH is a Hamburg, Germany-based entity that is wholly-owned by Machine Sazi Arak Co. Ltd. West Sun Trade GmbH is engaged in the import and export of general merchandise, mainly raw material, especially exports to Iran.
21. MAHAB GHODSS CONSULTING ENGINEERING COMPANY: Mahab Ghodss Consulting Engineering Company is an Iran-based entity that is owned or controlled by the Government of Iran. In addition to its standard engineering and construction projects, this entity has been involved in the construction of a nuclear power plant in Iran.

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