Lieutenant General Mehdi Nejad Nouri

Also Known As: 

Lt Gen Mohammad Mehdi Nejad Nouri

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Rector of Malek Ashtar University of Defense Technology, which supports the research and development needs of Iran's Ministry of Defense; listed in an annex to U.N. Security Council resolution 1737 of December 23, 2006, as a person involved in Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities; with some exceptions, the designation requires states to freeze financial assets on their territories which are owned or controlled by the person, by its agents, or by entities it owns or controls; the designation also requires states to ensure that any funds, financial assets or economic resources are prevented from being made available by their nationals or by any persons or entities within their territories, to or for the benefit of the person; the resolution calls on states to "exercise vigilance" in allowing the designated person to enter or to transit through their territories, and requires states to notify the Security Council if the person does so; Malek Ashtar University's chemistry department, which is affiliated with Iran's Ministry of Defense Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL), has conducted experiments on beryllium, which can serve as a neutron initiator for nuclear weapons, or as a neutron reflector or moderator for nuclear reactors.

Date Entered: 

June 18, 2007

Date Last Modified: 

June 18, 2007