Ministry of Defense Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL)

Risk Level:
99% May harm your business future; Persons or entities that engage in transactions with this entity will be exposed to sanctions or subject to an enforcement action;

Working with this entity means supporting Iranian Regime, Regime Terrorist Activities & development of WMD

Top Alert – Entity designated / sanctioned for terror, WMD and human rights violation

According to the Treasury Department’s designation of MODAFL as an Iranian entity subject to sanctions, it is responsible for overseeing Iran’s Defense Industries Organization (DIO) and has been subject to sanctions previously for “missile technology proliferation activities.” The U.S. government asserts that MODAFL also has authority over Iran’s Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO), which is responsible for “ballistic missile research, development and production activities and organizations, including the Shahid Hemmat Industries Group (SHIG) and the Shahid Bakeri Industries Group (SBIG).” Both entities are named in UN Security Council Resolution 1737 and therefore subject to the UN sanctions contained in that resolution (primarily restrictions on trading with named entities);

MODAFL is reportedly the employer of the nuclear scientist Dr. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh who is believed to oversee a number of projects related to weaponization R&D. Fakhrizadeh, a nuclear engineer and reportedly a brigadier-general in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is also believed to oversee activities at Kimiaa Madan. The IAEA has sought unsuccessfully permission to interview Dr. Fakhrizadeh, who is named in Annex I to UN Security Council Resolution 1747 (2007) as a person involved in nuclear activities. He was also designated by the Department of State on July 8, 2008 as a person “of proliferation concern.” The finding notes that Fakhrizadeh was a senior scientist at the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) and former head of the Physics Research Centre (PHRC), and that Iran has refused the IAEA’s requests to interview him;

On September 21, 2020, the United States designated Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) for having engaged, or attempted to engage, in activity that materially contributes to the supply, sale, or transfer directly or indirectly to or from Iran, or for the use in or benefit of Iran, of arms or related materiel, including spare parts;

Also Known As:
Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics
Ministry of Defense and Support for Armed Forces Logistics (MODSAF)
Vezarat-e Defa va Poshtyabani-e Niru-haye Mosallah
Ministry of Defence & Armed Forces Logistics
Government of Iran, Department of Defence
Vezerate Defa (Ministry of Defense)

Involved In:
Nuclear Weapon Program
Missile Weapon Program
Chemical Weapon Program
Biological Weapon Program
Military Weapon Program



– Ferdowsi Avenue, Sarhang Sakhaei Street, Tehran Iran
– Sargord Sakhaei Ave., Tehran Iran
– PO Box 11365-8439, Pasdaran Ave., Tehran Iran
– West side of Dabestan Street, Abbas Abad District, Tehran, Iran

Person of interests:
Brigadier-General Javad Darvish-Vand (Deputy for Inspection);
Brigadier-General Beik Mohammadlu (Deputy for Supplies and Logistics);
IRGC Brigadier-General Mostafa Mohammad Najjar (Minister);
Rear Admiral Mohammad Shafi’i Rudsari (Deputy for Co-ordination);
IRGC Brigadier-General Ali Shamshiri (Deputy for Counter-Intelligence);
IRGC Brigadier-General Ahmad Vahidi (Deputy Head);
Fereidoun Abbasi-Davani (senior scientist);
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh-Mahabadi (senior scientist);

Reason for the color:
» Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on September 21, 2020 pursuant to Executive Order 13382;
» Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics;
» Listed by the European Union on June 24, 2008 as an entity linked to Iran’s proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran’s development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; with some exceptions, and within their jurisdiction, European Union member states must freeze all funds and economic resources owned, held or controlled by the listed entity, and must also ensure that funds or economic resources are not made available to or for the benefit of the listed entity;
» According to the European Union, responsible for Iran’s defense research, development and manufacturing programs, including support to missile and nuclear programs;

» Listed by the British government in 2008 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement;
» Added to the Specially Designated National (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on October 25, 2007, freezing its 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 (WMD) and their delivery systems;
» According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, controls Iran’s Defense Industries Organization (DIO) and is the ultimate authority over Iran’s Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO);
» According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, manufactures Shahab-3 missiles and has brokered transactions involving materials and technologies with ballistic missile applications;

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