Ahmad Vahid Dastjerdi

Also Known As: 

Ahmed Dastjerdi Vahid

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile

Adviser to the Minister of Petroleum; former head of Iran's Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO) and deputy defense minister.

Has served as head of the Petroleum Pension Fund, vice-president of the board of directors of SAIPA Company, member of the board of directors of Bahman Automobile Manufacturing Group, and member of the board of directors of Sadra Company.

A brigadier-general of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC); born on January 15, 1954; diplomatic passport number is A0002987 (Iran).


Designated by the U.N. Security Council on December 27, 2006, pursuant to resolution 1737 (2006), as a person involved in Iran's proliferation sensitive nuclear activities or development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; subsequently designated by U.N. Security Council resolution 2231 (2015);  removed from the U.N. list on October 18, 2023, following the expiration of targeted sanctions contained in resolution 2231.

Listed by the European Union on April 20, 2007, as a person linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; with some exceptions, E.U. member states must freeze assets owned or controlled by the person, directly or indirectly, and prevent assets from being made available to the person; with some exceptions, E.U. member states must also prevent the person's entry into or transit through their territories.

Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on October 25, 2007, freezing the person's assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the person or otherwise assisting the person are subject to U.S. sanctions; also subject to the Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations; foreign financial institutions facilitating transactions for the person may be prohibited from opening or maintaining correspondent or payable-through accounts in the United States.

Sanctioned by the governments of Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, restricting business and financial transactions with the person and/or freezing the person's assets in those countries.

Date Entered: 

June 18, 2007

Date Last Modified: 

December 20, 2023