LEF Cooperative Foundation

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

The LEF Cooperative Foundation is an economic collaborative controlled by the LEF that is active in Iran’s energy, construction, services, technology, and banking industries. It reportedly sold oil worth $180 million, profits of which were not repatriated to the government;

The majority of the aforementioned LEF senior officials, including Ayoub Soleimani, Mohsen Fathi Zadeh, Yahya Mahmoodzadeh, Hamidraza Ashraq and Mohammad Ali Noorinajad, are, or have been, members of the board of the LEF Cooperative Foundation;

Habil Darvish is the Managing Director of the LEF Cooperative Foundation and Deputy of Engineering of the LEF. Habil Darvish is being designated pursuant to E.O. 13553 for having acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, LEF Cooperative Foundation;

The LEF has played a key role in government crackdowns on protesters, and operates detention centers associated with physical and psychological abuses. The LEF has begun to crack down on Afghan migrants in Iran, sending them to deportation centers where the IRGC has reportedly coerced many into fighting for Iranian militias in Syria. In May 2020, the LEF was implicated in the torture and drowning of Afghan nationals attempting to cross into Iran;

“The Iranian Police Force, NAJA, has purchased a company previously owned by Mehdi Hashemi. According to Poul newspaper, the Naji Gharb Company, which is a subsidiary of NAJA’s Mehregan Investment Institute, purchased 49 percent of the shares of the Engineering and Manufacturing Marine Services Company. According to the report, the transfer of shares to NAJA has been announced as privatization. NAJA’s decision to participate in purely economic ventures has come as a surprise. After the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) began to play a more active role in economic and construction projects, it appears to be NAJA’s turn to join the competition. Naji Gharb offered $4 million more than an investment firm owned by the oil industry and purchased the shares for $140 million.” – Khabar Online – Feb 2010

A semi-governmental foundation, Naja Bonyad Taavon, was selected as the developer of most of the second phase Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport, rather than a private sector entity;

Iran Airports Company has constructed 53,000 and 45,000 square meters of office space for IRGC and NAJA;

Bank Ghavamin is wholly owned by NAJA Cooperative Foundation (the cooperative of the Law Enforcement Force);

Qadr Naja Investment Company
Bank Ghavamin
Naji Gharb Company
NAJA’s Mehregan Investment Institute
Tavan Sarmayeh Pouya company (commercial Holding of BONYAD TAVON Co. of NAJA);

Also Known As:
Law Enforcement Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran Cooperative Foundation
Bonyad Ta’avon of NAJA
Bonyad Taavon of NAJA
Nirooye Entezami Jomhori Eslami Bonyad Ta’avon
Law Enforcement Forces Cooperative Foundation
Police Cooperative Foundation

National ID No.:
10100477865 (Iran)

Registration ID:
12322 (Iran)


Hekmat Complex, At the Beginning of Marzdaran Boulevard, Sheikh Fazlollah Nuri Highway, Tehran, Iran

Person of interests:
Habil Darvish
Mohsen Fathi Zadeh
Colonel Behzadinia
Retired Revolutionary Guards Colonel Ismail Sirati from Gilan
Retired Colonel Gholamreza Nouri
Retired Colonel Seyed Hassan Fakhari
Retired Colonel Dariush Najarzadeh

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 May 20, 2020 pursuant to Executive Order 13553 for being owned or controlled by, directly or indirectly, the LEF;

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