Mohammad Mehdi Nejad Nouri

Also Known As: 

Mohammad Mehdi Nezhad Nouri
Mohammad Mehdi Nejad Nuri
Mohammad Mehdi Nezhad Nuri
Lt Gen Mohammad Mehdi Nejad Nouri

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear






Scientific adviser to the Minister of Defense; formerly served as rector of Malek Ashtar University of Defense Technology (Malek Ashtar University).

Appointed Deputy for Research and Technology in the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology in November 2009; reportedly succeeded by Doctor Vahid Ahmadi in September 2013.

Has served as a member of the board of trustees of the National Elite Foundation, head of Qods Aviation Industries (Qods Aeronautics Industries), and head of the Defense Industries Training and Research Institute (Defence Industries Training and Research Institute); has a doctorate in electronics from Malek Ashtar University.


Designated by the U.N. Security Council on December 27, 2006, 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 20, 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.

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 18, 2007

Date Last Modified: 

December 21, 2023