Treasury Targets Iranian Individuals Providing Ballistic Missile Support to Yemen’s Huthis

May 22, 2018

Publication: 

U.S. Department of the Treasury Press Release

Related Country: 

  • Yemen

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five Iranian individuals who provided Yemen’s Huthis with ballistic missile-related technical support and weapons on behalf of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF). Mahmud Bagheri Kazemabad and Mohammad Agha Ja’fari were designated for acting on behalf of the IRGC Aerospace Forces Al-Ghadir Missile Command (ASF AGMC). The two oversaw the transfer of missile components and the deployment of ballistic missile specialists across the region. Three others, Javad Bordbar Shir Amin, Mehdi Azarpisheh, and Sayyed Mohammad Ali Haddadnezhad Tehrani, were designated for acting on behalf of the IRGC, IRGC-QF, and IRGC Research and Self-Sufficiency Jehad Organization, respectively.