Brigadier-General Seyyed Mahdi Farahi

Also Known As: 

Sayyad Medhi Farahi
Seyyed Hadi Farajzadeh

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile
  • Military



Deputy of Iran's Ministry of Defense for Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL).

Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) listed maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on January 17, 2016, freezing his 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.

Listed by the European Union on June 24, 2008 as a person linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; with some exceptions, and within their jurisdiction, European Union member states must freeze all funds and economic resources owned, held or controlled by the person, and must also ensure that funds or economic resources are not made available to or for the benefit of the listed person; with some exceptions, European Union member states must prevent the person's entry into or transit through their territories.

Involved in the development of an 80-ton rocket booster being jointly developed by Iran and North Korea; travelled to Pyongyang, North Korea during contract negotiations.

Former head of Iran's Iran's Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO); has served as managing director of the Defense Industries Organization (DIO); member of the IRGC (Iran Revolutionary Guards Corps).

Born September 30, 1960; passport: G9321488 (expires October 10, 2016).

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

August 27, 2008

Date Last Modified: 

January 17, 2016