Also Known As:
Mohsen Fakhri Zadeh
Senior Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) scientist and former head of Iran's Physics Research Center (PHRC).
Worked closely with Fereidoun Abbasi-Davani, who is also listed in an annex to U.N. Security Council resolution 1747; the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) sought access to Mr. Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi to interview him about the activities of the PHRC during his leadership, but Iran refused; reportedly believed by U.S. intelligence to have been the director of "Project 111," a nuclear research effort that includes work on missile development; reportedly was a member of the Scientific Board of the physics college at Imam Hossein University since 1991; reportedly directed the nuclear program at Iran's Center for Readiness and New Defense Technology; passport numbers 0009228 and 4229533.
Assassinated on November 27, 2020.
Designated by the U.N. Security Council on March 24, 2007, 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); with some exceptions, the designation requires states to freeze assets that are owned or controlled by the person, directly or indirectly, and to ensure that assets are not made available to the person.
Listed by the European Union on April 21, 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.
Designated by the U.S. Department of State on July 8, 2008, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems; added on July 8, 2008, to the Specially Designated National (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; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the person or otherwise assisting the person are subject to U.S. sanctions; also subject to the Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations; foreign financial institutions facilitating transactions for the person may be prohibited from opening or maintaining correspondent or payable-through accounts in the United States.
Sanctioned by the governments of Australia and Japan, restricting business and financial transactions with the person and/or freezing the person's assets in those countries.