Kaveh Cutting Tools Company

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Last Updated: August 21, 2013
Other Name: Abzar Boresh Kaveh Co.; BK Company; ABK Company
Location: Mashhad
Subordinate To: Defense Industries Organization
Size: Large Industrial Complex
Facility Status: Operational

Kaveh Cutting Tools Company is involved in the production of components for Iran's P-1 centrifuges. [1] According to ISIS, the facility produces stationary components such as molecular pumps. [2] The company is the target of both U.S. and UN sanctions. [3]

Sources:
[1] "Resolution 1803 (2008) - Adopted by the Security Council at its 5848th meeting, on March 3 2008," www.un.org
[2] David Albright, Paul Brannan, and Jacqueline Shire, "Can Military Strikes Destroy Iran's Gas Centrifuge Program? Probably Not," Institute for Science and International Security, 7 August 2008, www.isis-online.org.
[3] U.S. Department of the Treasury, "Treasury Designates Iranian Proliferation Network and Identifies New Aliases," 7 April 2009, www.ustreas.gov.

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