Mohammad Eslami

Also Known As: 

Dr. Mohammad Eslami

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile
  • Military



Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and a member of Iran's cabinet; involved in nuclear or ballistic missile activities, according to the European Union.

A civil engineer; formerly Iran's Minister of Roads and Urban Development, governor of Mazandaran Province, and Deputy Defense Minister for Research and Industry. 

Has served as head of the Defence Industries Training and Research Institute, managing director of Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries (HESA), deputy director of Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO), deputy for engineering and development plans at Defense Industries Organization (DIO), and deputy for engineering and passive defense at the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL); has also held senior positions at Bonyad Mostazafan and the Committee of the Islamic Revolution, a predecessor organization to Iran's Law Enforcement Force (LEF).

Has been an instructor at Malek Ashtar University and a member of committees guiding doctoral research at the Supreme National Defense University; has been affiliated with Isfahan University of Technology; holds a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) from Sharif University of Technology; received undergraduate and Master's degrees from universities in the United States and Canada.

In 2015, reportedly participated in negotiations with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) about the IAEA's investigation into possible military dimensions of Iran's nuclear program.


Designated by the U.N. Security Council on March 3, 2008, 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 March 11, 2008, 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.

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.

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Date Entered: 

August 28, 2008

Date Last Modified: 

December 20, 2023