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.


Listed in an annex to U.N. Security Council resolution 1737 of December 23, 2006, as a person involved in Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; with some exceptions, the U.N. designation requires states to freeze financial assets on their territories which are owned or controlled by the person, by its agents, or by entities it owns or controls; the U.N. designation also requires states to ensure that any funds, financial assets or economic resources are prevented from being made available by their nationals or by any persons or entities within their territories, to or for the benefit of the person; the resolution calls on states to "exercise vigilance" in allowing the designated person to enter or to transit through their territories, and requires states to notify the Security Council if the person does so.

Listed by the European Union on April 19, 2007, pursuant to U.N. Security Council resolution 1737, as a person whose funds and economic resources, and those he owns, holds, or controls, must be frozen by E.U. member states; with some exceptions, and within their jurisdiction, E.U. member states must also ensure that funds or economic resources are not made available to or for the benefit of the listed person.

Sanctioned by the governments of Australia, Japan, Norway, and Switzerland, 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: 

April 29, 2020