Payam Tirandaz

Payam Tirandaz is the CEO of Fars News Agency, a former member of the Basij, and a former employee of IRIB

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

Risk Level:99%

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

Payam Tirandaz is the CEO of Fars News Agency, a former member of the Basij, and a former employee of IRIB. Payam Tirandaz plays a pivotal role in Fars News Agency’s support to the IRGC’s malign activities

Fars News Agency is closely affiliated with the IRGC and has provided special intelligence reports to Hossein Salami. Fars News Agency closely coordinated with the Basij Resistance Force (Basij) deputy commander on ongoing Iranian domestic concerns. The Basij, a paramilitary force subordinate to the IRGC, was designated pursuant to E.O. 13553 on June 9, 2011 for its involvement in the violent crackdowns and serious human rights abuses occurring in Iran following the disputed June 2009 presidential election. Fars News Agency was also founded by Hamidreza Moghadam Far, and its board of directors is chaired by Mohammad Mehdi Sayyari Zahan, the U.S.-designated deputy head of the IRGC Intelligence Organization.

Also Known As:
Arabic: خبرگزاری تسنیم
Arabic: موسسه آتی سازان فرهنگ تسنیم


South Side First Floor, 2 Plaque 12 Pourfallah Street-Shahid Doctor Hassan Azdi St, Tehran, Iran


National ID No.:
10320794964 (Iran)

Business Registration Number:
29478 (Iran)

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 15, 2023 pursuant to Executive Order 13553 for being owned or controlled by, or having acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, the IRGC;