Last Updated: January 1, 2011
Other Name: Rah Avard Kalaey Iran Company
Location: Tehran
Subordinate To: Kalaye Electric Company, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI)
Size: Industrial complex
Facility Status: Presumed operational

The Pars Trash Company is a centrifuge component production, assembly and storage facility for P-1 and P-2 centrifuges. [1] Specifically, the facility manufactures the aluminum casings for centrifuges. [2] In 2003, Iran moved some equipment from the Kalaye Electric Company to Pars Trash in an effort to avoid detection by the IAEA. [3] Accordingly, environmental samples revealed the same traces of highly enriched uranium (HEU) at the site that the Agency had found at the Kalaye complex. [4]

The exile group The National Council of Resistance of Iran asserts that Tehran changed the name of the firm to Rah Avard Kalaey Iran Company after the IAEA inspection. [5] The Agency currently does not have access to the site. Pars Trash is the target of both U.S. and UN sanctions. [6]

Sources:
[1] "Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran," International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 15 November 2004, www.iaea.org.
[2] Institute for Science and International Security, "Pars Trash," www.isisnucleariran.org.
[3] "Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran," International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 15 November 2004, www.iaea.org.
[4] "Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran," International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 15 November 2004, www.iaea.org.
[5] National Council of Resistance of Iran, "Nuclear: New Revelations on the Iranian Regime Front Companies," 22 February 2007, www.ncr-iran.org.
[6] U.S. Department of the Treasury, "Treasury Takes Additional Measures to Combat Iranian WMD Proliferation - Iranian Nuclear and Missile Firms Targeted," 8 June 2007, www.ustreas.gov.

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