Reconstruction Organization of the Holy Shrines

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

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

Info:
The Reconstruction Organization of the Holy Shrines in Iraq (ROHSI) is an IRGC-QF-controlled organization based in Iran and Iraq whose leadership was appointed by the late IRGC-QF Commander Qassem Soleimani. Though ostensibly a religious institution, ROHSI has transferred millions of dollars to the Iraq-based Bahjat al Kawthar Company for Construction and Trading Ltd, also known as Kosar Company, another Iraq-based entity under the IRGC-QF’s control. Kosar Company has served as a base for Iranian intelligence activities in Iraq, including the shipment of weapons and ammunition to Iranian-backed terrorist militia groups;

IRGC-QF officials have used ROHSI’s funds to supplement IRGC-QF budgets, likely embezzling public donations intended for the construction and maintenance of Shiite shrines in Iraq;

Reconstruction Organization of the Holy Shrines is one of the mullahs’ regime front organizations, through, which has secretly occupied Iraq, is the “Holy Shrines’ Reconstruction Headquarters” which is in fact an organization of Terrorist Quds Force. This headquarters has prepared the ground for the Quds Force to carry on different terrorist activities and arms trafficking, plundering and even circumventing sanctions under the pretext of reconstructing the shrines of Shiite figures and imams. Interference in regional countries and exportation of Islamic radicalism and terrorism is one of the regime’s pillars, or as they call it, their strategic depth. The regime’s highest officials, including Khamenei himself, have repeatedly stated that if they don’t fight in Samarra and Syria and if they don’t draw the line there, they would have to do so in Tehran, Shiraz and Isfahan. Now they see that their “line” is about to be erased in Iraq. For this reason, the mullah’s regime officials repeatedly called this popular movement a “conspiracy” and the supreme leader himself wrote on twitter that the goal of these protests was “creating division between the Iranian and Iraqi people.” This explanation shows the regime’s terror over the direction of these protests and their opposition to interference by the regime and its proxies in Iraq;

The Holy Shrines’ reconstruction Headquarters has been a cover and pretext for the widespread presence of the Quds Force in Iraq, operating on plans of the IRGC since 2001, right after the fall of the previous Iraqi government. Within the last 16 years, under this pretext, the terrorist Quds Force has been able to import weapons and bombs into Iraq and transfer forces between Iran and Iraq. As Qassem Soleimani ordered Hassan Polarak, the IRGC, under the pretext of economic activities of the Headquarters, uses Iraq to circumvent international sanctions against the regime;

On the other hand, the mullahs’ regime, abusing religious beliefs of the Iranian and Iraqi people, has plundered the popular aid for reconstruction of the holy shrines. For example, the regime has earned a high income selling “holy” goods from Shiite leaders’ tombs in Iran at high prices and reconstructing parts of shrines and doors of these tombs in Iran and sending them to Iraq. In addition, the IRGC has created a massive economic project for the Khatam-ol-Anbia bases and other economic organizations of the IRGC under the pretext of reconstruction of Shiite leaders’ shrines and has profited billions of dollars for its warmongering and terrorist plans;

Additionally, Kosar Company has received millions of dollars in transfers from the Central Bank of Iran, which was designated pursuant to E.O. 13224 in September 2019 for its financial support of the IRGC-QF and Lebanese Hizballah. Both the IRGC-QF and Hizballah have been designated by the U.S. Department of State as Foreign Terrorist Organizations under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act;

OFAC is designating Mohammad Jalal Maab, the current head of ROHSI, who was personally appointed to the position by former IRGC-QF Commander Soleimani. Jalal Maab succeeded Hassan Pelarak, an IRGC-QF officer and co-owner of Kosar Company, who was selected by Soleimani to serve as his special assistant on an IRGC-QF-led committee focused on sanctions evasions activity. Pelarak also worked with IRGC-QF officials to transfer missiles, explosives, and small arms to Yemen, intensifying the Yemeni conflict and exacerbating one of the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophes;

Mohammad Jalal Maab is being designated pursuant to E.O. 13224 for being a leader or official of ROHSI. Hassan Pelarak is being designated pursuant to E.O. 13224 for having acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, the IRGC-QF;

Also Known As:
ROHSI
Headquarters of reconstruction of holy shrines
Reconstruction organization of the holy shrines
Reconstruction Organization of the Holy Shrines in Iraq

Country:
Iraq
Iran

Address:
No. 3, Shahid Mohammadi Alley, Shahid Sepahbod Gharani Street, Fardowsi Square, Tehran 15999-77111, Iran
Najaf, Iraq; Karbala, Iraq
Baghdad, Iraq; Samarra, Iraq

Person of interests:
Mohammad Jalal Maab – current head of ROHSI
Hassan Pelarak

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 March 26, 2020 pursuant to Executive Order 13224 for being owned, controlled, or directed by, directly or indirectly, the IRGC-QF;


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