Also Known As:
Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics
Ministry of Defense and Support for Armed Forces Logistics (MODSAF)
Vezarat-e Defa va Poshtyabani-e Niru-haye Mosallah
Ministry of Defence & Armed Forces Logistics
Government of Iran, Department of Defence
Vezerate Defa (Ministry of Defense)
- Ferdowsi Avenue, Sarhang Sakhaei Street, Tehran
- Sargord Sakhaei Ave., Tehran
- PO Box 11365-8439, Pasdaran Ave., Tehran
- West side of Dabestan Street, Abbas Abad District, Tehran, Iran
According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, controls Iran's Defense Industries Organization (DIO) and is the ultimate authority over Iran's Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO); according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, manufactures Shahab-3 missiles and has brokered transactions involving materials and technologies with ballistic missile applications.
Listed by the European Union on June 24, 2008 as an entity linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; with some exceptions, and within their jurisdiction, European Union member states must freeze all funds and economic resources owned, held or controlled by the listed entity, and must also ensure that funds or economic resources are not made available to or for the benefit of the listed entity; listed by the British government in 2008 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement; listed by the Japanese government in 2008 as an entity of concern for proliferation relating to missiles and nuclear weapons; added to the Specially Designated National (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on October 25, 2007, 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; listed by the German government in 2005 as a risky end-user in warnings supplied to industry; sanctioned by the United States in April 2000, together with three Iranian companies and North Korea's Changgwang Sinyong Corporation, for engaging in missile technology proliferation activities; identified by the British government in February 1998 as having procured goods and/or technology for weapons of mass destruction programs, specifically missile and nuclear, biological and chemical (NBC), in "addition to doing non-proliferation related business"; sanctioned by the U.S. Department of State in May 1996, together with Iran's State Purchasing Office, and North Korea's Changgwang Sinyong Corporation, for engaging in "missile technology proliferation activities;" according to the European Union, responsible for Iran's defense research, development and manufacturing programs, including support to missile and nuclear programs; according to the German government, carries out military procurement mainly through the State Purchasing Organization (SPO), as well as through the following entities subordinate to the Ministry the DIO, the AIO, the Aircraft Industries Group (AIG), and the Iran Electronics Industries (IEI).
Key persons identified by the European Union on June 24, 2008, as entities of proliferation concern include Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier-General Javad Darvish-Vand (Deputy for Inspection), Brigadier-General Beik Mohammadlu (Deputy for Supplies and Logistics), IRGC Brigadier-General Mostafa Mohammad Najjar (Minister), Rear Admiral Mohammad Shafi'i Rudsari (Deputy for Co-ordination), IRGC Brigadier-General Ali Shamshiri (Deputy for Counter-Intelligence), IRGC Brigadier-General Ahmad Vahidi (Deputy Head) and Mojtaba Haeri (Engineer and Deputy for Industry); senior scientists Fereidoun Abbasi-Davani and Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi were identified in an annex to U.N. Security Council resolution 1747 of March 24, 2007.