Mohammad Reza Naqdi

Also Known As: 

Gholamreza Naqdi
Gholam-reza Naqdi

Weapon Program: 

  • Military



Commander of the Basij Resistance Force, which is part of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Former Deputy Chief of the Armed Forces General Staff for Logistics and Industrial Research and head of the State Anti-Smuggling Headquarters; previously in charge of the Basij intelligence unit responsible for interrogating protestors; engaged in efforts to evade sanctions imposed by the U.N. Security Council; reportedly former head of intelligence and counter-intelligence of the Iranian Law Enforcement Force; serves as president of the Organization of the Basij of the Oppressed and chief of the Mobilization of the Oppressed Organization. 

Born in Najaf, Iraq.


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; also listed by the European Union on July 26, 2010, as a person linked to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC); 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.

Added on August 16, 2010, 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; also designated pursuant to Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism; also designated pursuant to Executive Order 13553, which targets officials in the Iranian government who are involved in human rights abuses; also designated pursuant to Executive Order 13876, which targets the Supreme Leader of Iran and the Supreme Leader's Office (SLO); also subject to the Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the person or otherwise assisting the person are subject to U.S. sanctions.

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 21, 2023