Mehrdada Akhlaghi Ketabachi

Also Known As: 

Ketabachi, Mehrdada Akhlaghi
Merhdada Akhlaghi Ketabchi

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile


-c/o AIO, Langare Street, Nobonyad Square, Tehran, Iran
-c/o SBIG, Tehran, Iran

Director of Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO); has served as head of Shahid Bagheri Industrial Group (SBIG); has negotiated equipment procurement for SBIG; SBIG was listed in an annex to U.N. Security Council resolution 1737 of December 23, 2006 as an entity involved in Iran's ballistic missile program.

Born on September 10, 1958; an Iranian national; Iranian passport number A0030940.


Designated by the U.N. Security Council on March 24, 2007, pursuant to resolution 1737 (2006), as a person involved in Iran’s proliferation sensitive nuclear activities or development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; subsequently designated by U.N. Security Council resolution 2231 (2015); removed from the U.N. list on October 18, 2023, following the expiration of targeted sanctions contained in resolution 2231.

Listed by the European Union on April 21, 2007, as a person linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; with some exceptions, E.U. member states must freeze assets owned or controlled by the person, directly or indirectly, and prevent assets from being made available to the person; with some exceptions, E.U. member states must also prevent the person's entry into or transit through their territories.

On July 8, 2008, added 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 (WMD) and their delivery systems; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the person or otherwise assisting the person are subject to U.S. sanctions; also designated by the U.S. Department of State on September 21, 2020, pursuant to Executive Order 13949, which targets transfers to and from Iran of conventional arms and related materiel; 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.

Sanctioned by the governments of Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom, restricting business and financial transactions with the person and/or freezing the person's assets in those countries.

Date Entered: 

June 15, 2007

Date Last Modified: 

December 21, 2023