Mohsen Parsajam

Also Known As: 

Mohsen Kargar Hodjat Abadi
Mohsen Kargar Hodjatabadi
Mohsen Kargar
محسن پارسا جم
محسن کارگر
محسن کارگر حجه آبادی

Weapon Program: 

  • Military

Related Country: 

  • China



An Iranian national; former chairman of the board of Rayan Roshd Afzar; according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has obtained a range of military-applicable items from China on behalf of Rayan Roshd Afzar in support of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Facilitated defense contracts valued at tens of millions of dollars between Rayan Roshd Afzar and customers in Iran, including Qods Aviation Industries (QAI), a producer of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); has been involved in attempted sales of spectrometers by Rayan Roshd Afzar.

Connected to a procurement network operated by Emily Liu that has supported Iran's military, including by seeking to procure electronic components for Shiraz Electronics Industries (SEI); has held positions in several companies involved in Liu's procurement network, including Sunray Global Technology Company Limited (director), Abascience Tech Co. Ltd. (shareholder, along with Liu and Farshad Hakemzadeh), and Raybeam Optronics Co. Ltd.; has served as executive director and sole shareholder of Excellence Global (Beijing) Technology Development Co. Ltd. (XTEK), which was a shareholder of Raybeam.

Has served as managing director and chairman of the board of the Iran-based Rayan Fan Cav Andish Company, the parent company of Rayan Roshd Afzar; has claimed to be CEO of the Rayan Group, a Beijing-based organization connected to Rayan Roshd Afzar.

In 2012, co-authored a conference paper on the design of an optical infrared camera; in 2007, received a national award in Iran for the design and construction of a fixed gyroscopic platform for aerial surveillance.

Born in 1964.


Added on July 18, 2017, 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 and their delivery systems; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the person or otherwise assisting the person may be 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.

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

August 8, 2017

Date Last Modified: 

April 29, 2024