Abbas Gholamshahi

Acting for or on behalf of the IRGC - Abbas Gholamshahi is IRGCN 1st Naval District Commander

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

OFAC designated the commanders of the IRGCN’s five naval districts pursuant to E.O. 13224 for acting for or on behalf of the IRGC. The IRGC is responsible for the Regime’s destabilizing and provocative naval actions in and around the Strait of Hormuz;

IRGCN 1st Naval District Commander is – Abbas Gholamshahi;

The IRGC was designated pursuant to E.O. 13224 by OFAC on October 13, 2017 and it was designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the Secretary of State on April 15, 2019;

Abbas Gholamshahi has been the commander of IRGC Navy’s first region in Bandar Abbas and in charge of defending the Strait of Hormuz since 2016;

He is a career naval officer and has served as the coordinating commander of IRGC Navy’s first region before being appointed to his current post. This is a post Tangsiri left to become the commander of the entire IRGC Navy;

Gholamshahi’s unit is the closest IRGC unit to the strategic Strait of Hormuz;

Involved In:
Missile Weapon Program


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 June 24, 2019 pursuant to Executive Order E.O. 13224 for acting for or on behalf of the IRGC;