Yousef Aboutalebi

Also Known As: 

Yusef Abutalebi
Yusif Abu-Talebi
Yousef Abootalebi
یوسف ابوطالبی

Weapon Program: 

  • Military

Managing director of Iran-based Oje Parvaz Mado Nafar Company (Mado Company).

According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, has worked with Mado Company to procure unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) engines for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Navy, Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industries (HESA)Qods Aviation Industries (QAI), and other entities supporting weapons development for the Iranian military.

Between 2007 and 2010, reportedly supervised a project to develop a 25-horsepower UAV engine using American, British, and/or German technology; reportedly registered the Hong Kong-based firm Mado Import and Export Company Limited and served on the liquidation team of the China-based firm Yiwu Madu Trading Company, in which Mado Import and Export has reportedly held equity.


Listed by the European Union on December 12, 2022, as a person responsible for actions that undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty, and independence of Ukraine; with limited exceptions, EU member states must freeze assets owned or controlled by the person, directly or indirectly, prevent assets from being made available to the person, and prevent the person's entry into, or transit through, their territories.

Added on October 29, 2021, 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; also subject to the Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations; foreign financial institutions facilitating transactions for the person or otherwise assisting the person are subject to U.S. sanctions.

Sanctioned on December 13, 2022, by the government of the United Kingdom, restricting business and financial transactions with the person and freezing the person’s assets in the United Kingdom.

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Date Entered: 

October 31, 2022

Date Last Modified: 

February 24, 2023