Mansur Asgari

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear



Has served as head of the research and technology department of Iran's Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research (SPND), which has been associated with "possible military dimensions of the Iranian nuclear program," according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Oversaw projects focused on explosives and exploding bridge-wire (EBW) detonators while a manager under the Amad Plan, through which Iran procured materials and technology and conducted other activities relevant to the development of a nuclear weapon.

Passport number is A4249926 (Iran); born in Tehran on June 3, 1958.


Added on March 22, 2019, 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: 

August 1, 2019

Date Last Modified: 

August 1, 2019