Seyed Jaber Safdari

Also Known As: 

Safdari, Seyed Jaber

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear



Head of the Department of Advanced Technologies at the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI); has served as manager of Iran's Natanz uranium enrichment facility.

Serves as the Deputy for Advanced Technologies at Novin Energy Company; previously served as the deputy of research at the Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute (NSTRI), where he conducted research at the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Research School; formerly served as managing director of Kalaye Electric Company (KEC) and as a supervisor at Jaber Ibn Hayan Research Laboratories (JIHRD); conducted research on determining uranium content in low-grade uranium ores; has researched sodium fluoride adsorbents in uranium hexafluoride (UF6) and hydrogen fluoride (HF) chemical traps.

Born in Navahand, Hamadan Province, Iran, in 1968 or 1969.


As part of the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Iran, added on November 5, 2018 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 13599, which targets entities controlled by the Government of Iran and Iranian financial institutions; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the person or otherwise assisting the person are subject to U.S. sanctions.

Previously added to the SDN list on December 13, 2012, pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems; removed from the SDN list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Listed in an annex to U.N. Security Council resolution 1747 of March 24, 2007, as a person involved in Iran's nuclear or ballistic missile activities; listed in an annex to U.N. Security Council resolution 1803 of March 3, 2008; removed from the U.N. list in January 2016 by U.N. Security Council resolution 2231.

Listed by the European Union on April 21, 2007, as person linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; removed from the E.U. list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Mentioned Suspect Entities & Suppliers: 

Date Entered: 

June 18, 2007

Date Last Modified: 

December 10, 2018