Esmail Ghani

Also Known As: 

Ismail Akbar Nezhad
Esmail Qani

Weapon Program: 

  • Military

Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps - Qods Force (IRGC-QF); added on March 27, 2012 to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing his assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties,[3] pursuant to Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and their supporters; according to OFAC, acts on behalf of or provides support to the IRGC-QF, a designated terrorist entity.

Responsible for financial disbursements to terrorist groups, including Hizballah, according to the Treasury Department; had financial oversight of an IRGC-QF weapons shipment seized in Nigeria in October 2010 and intended for The Gambia, which consisted of 240 tons of ammunition (rockets, mortar shells, grenades, and rounds of ammunition), according to a report by a U.N. Panel of Experts; according to the U.N. Panel of Experts, the shipment involved Behineh Trading Company, an IRGC front company, and International Trading and General Construction; the shipment also involved Ali Akbar Tabatabaei, Azim Aghajani, and Ali Abbas Usman Jega, according to OFAC.

Iranian passport numbers: D9003033, D9008347 (issued July 18, 2010 and expires July 18, 2015;) born on August 8, 1957 in Mashhad, Iran.

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

July 17, 2012

Date Last Modified: 

July 17, 2012