Parviz Fatah

Head of Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation

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

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

Bonyad Mostazafan maintains close ties to the IRGC, personified by current Foundation president and former IRGC officer Parviz Fattah. Appointed to the presidency of the Foundation by the Supreme Leader in July 2019, Fattah previously served as Minister of Energy during the Ahmadinejad presidency before his appointment as managing director of the IRGC-linked Bonyad Taavon Sepah. He later served as head of the Imam Khomeini Relief Committee, whose Lebanon branch was designated pursuant to counterterrorism authorities in 2010 for being owned or controlled by, and for providing financial and material support to, Hizballah;

Known for his loyalty to the Supreme Leader, Fattah has also forged ties to senior IRGC-Qods Force (IRGC-QF) officials. According to Fattah, former IRGC-QF commander Qassem Soleimani sought Fattah’s assistance to finance the Fatemiyoun Brigade, an IRGC-QF-led militia composed of Afghan migrants and refugees in Iran coerced to fight in Syria under threat of arrest or deportation. Several hundred Fatemiyoun Division fighters, including children as young as 14 years old, have died fighting for Iran’s interests in Syria’s civil war. The Fatemiyoun Brigade, like the IRGC-QF itself, is designated pursuant to both counterterrorism and human rights authorities;

Seyed Parviz Fattah is an Iranian conservative politician, former member of Revolutionary Guard and former minister of energy in Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s first cabinet from 2005 to 2009;

Fattah was appointed energy minister in 2005 and approved by the Majlis with 194 votes in favor. He was in office until 2009. Then he became the executive director of the foundation, Bonyad Taavon Sepah, which is the IRGC’s cooperative foundation. He was also named deputy commander of the IRGC’s construction body, Khatam ol Anbia;

The US Treasury Department put sanctions on Fattah in December 2010 due to his activities in the Bonyad Taavon Sepah that provides services to the IRGC;

Also Known As:
Parviz Fattah
Fattah-Qarehbaghi, Parviz
Fattah Qarabaghi, Seyyed Parviz
Fattah Seyyed Parviz

Involved In:
Military Weapon Program
Missile Weapon Program



National ID No.:
6379886494 (Iran)

» Bonyad Taavon Sepah – Report;

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 November 18, 2020 pursuant to Executive Order 13876 for being a person appointed by the Supreme Leader of Iran to a position as the head of an entity located in Iran, and for having acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, Bonyad Mostazafan;
» Treasury Designates Iranian Entities Tied to the IRGC and IRISL;
» Listed by the European Union on July 26, 2010 as an individual linked to Iran’s proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran’s development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; with some exceptions, European Union member states must freeze all funds and economic resources owned, held or controlled by the listed individual, and prevent funds or economic resources from being made available to him; deputy commander of Khatam al Anbiya;