Akbar Motallebizadeh

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear



Formerly head of Shahid Karimi Group, where he supervised projects for Iran's Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (SPND), which has been associated with "possible military dimensions of the Iranian nuclear program," according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Has served as an advisor to Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, head of SPND; reportedly wrote a thesis on the performance evaluation of multi-component distillation towers using advanced control at Shiraz University in 1994.

Passport number is R14123444; born in Yazd, Iran on July 23, 1963.


Added on March 22, 2019, to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), 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 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.

Date Entered: 

August 1, 2019

Date Last Modified: 

August 1, 2019