Husayn A'ini

Also Known As: 

Hosein Omid A'ini
Hosein Ayini
حسین عینی

Weapon Program: 

  • Military

Related Country: 

  • China
  • Russia
  • Syria
  • Turkey

A senior official in Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries (HESA).

According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, serves as HESA's director of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturing; has overseen HESA's testing of UAVs in Syria; connected to a network operating in China, Russia, and Turkey that has facilitated shipments and financial transactions in support of HESA's production, procurement, and maintenance of military aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Born in 1976.


Added on September 19, 2023, 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: 

February 27, 2024

Date Last Modified: 

February 27, 2024