Asghar Esma'ilpur

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile



An official in the Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO); has served as director of Shahid Haj Ali Movahed Research Center (a.k.a. Shahid Movahed Industries), an entity subordinate to Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group (SHIG).

Suspected of involvement in technical and logistical cooperation between SHIG and Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation (KOMID), according to a U.N. Panel of Experts report; with Mohammad Gholami and missile specialists from North Korea, suspected of supporting the launch of a space launch vehicle (SLV) in Iran, according to a U.N. Panel of Experts report.


Added on September 21, 2020, 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: 

June 23, 2021

Date Last Modified: 

June 23, 2021