Also Known As:
Dr. Aref Bali Lashak
- North Korea
Was involved in Iran's nuclear weapons program; served as a senior expert in the Amad Plan, a pre-2004 Iranian program to develop nuclear weapons.
Continues to work for the Iranian government.
Reportedly has headed the Center for Research and Design of New Aerospace Technology at the Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (SPND); SPND personnel played a "central role" in Iran's past efforts to develop nuclear weapons, according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury; reportedly a senior manager involved in electrical and experimental work at the SPND; in April 2015, reportedly received a delegation of scientists involved in nuclear and ballistic missile work from North Korea visiting Iran.
Born on September 19, 1963, in Nowshar, Iran; passport number is reportedly K30801298.
Added on March 16, 2020, to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Entity List of end users subject to heightened export license requirements due to involvement in proliferation activities or other activities of national security concern.