Accused IRGC Qods Force weapon smuggler linked to mysterious tech company in Oman

A businessman accused of helping Iran smuggle weapons is linked to a mysterious technology company active in Oman, an investigation by Levant Networks has found. While the US government provided clues about Iranian national Amir Dianat’s business activities, open source materials reviewed by Levant Networks provide a more in-depth picture. On May 1, the US sanctioned Iranian national Dianat for his alleged role in supporting the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Qods Force to smuggle weapons, including missiles. “Dianat has been directly involved in IRGC – Qods Force efforts to smuggle shipments from Iran to Yemen,” the US Department of the Treasury said in a statement. 

Iranian corporate records reviewed by Levant Networks show that Dianat is the managing director of Moshtag Tejarat Sanat mining company based in Tehran. 

A profile for Moshtag Tejarat Sanat on an Iranian business exhibition portal shows that the firm shares a website with BEM Technology Group, a mysterious company working in Oman. 

Meanwhile, in January 2019, Moshtag Tejarat Sanat and BEM Technology Group shared a booth at the IRANGMEX exhibition in Tehran, according to a photo on Instagram. BEM Technology Group, which is headquartered in Oman’s capital of Muscat, says it provides technological services for exploration.