Imam Hussein University of the Revolutionary Guards

Also Known As: 

Imam Hussein University (IHU)

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile
  • Chemical
  • Biological


Near Fourth Square, Tehran Pars, Shahid Babaie Highway, near Hakimiyeh and Mini-city, Tehran, Iran





Added on November 8, 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 its 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; designated for being owned or controlled by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC); listed by the Japanese government in 2012 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to missiles and biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons.

Reportedly has conducted nuclear development activities; consists of eight colleges and centers; areas of research include nuclear physics, solid propulsion, liquid propellants, analytical chemistry, atomic and molecular physics, advanced reactor physics, and computational physics; reportedly hosted a 21-member research team conducting experiments on tritium.

Current and former faculty members reportedly include Mohsen Fakhrizadeh and Fereydoun Abbasi Davani, currently a vice president of Iran and head of AEOI.

Established by IRGC commander Mohsen Reza'I in 1986.

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

January 26, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

April 1, 2013