Saeed Ara Jani

Saeed Ara Jani, head of Iran’s IRGC UAV Command, is the person responsible for attack on the Israel-linked Mercer Street ship that left two crew members dead, both of whom were non-Israeli citizens

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Risk Level:99%

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IRGC Brigadier General Saeed Aghajani, who oversees the IRGC ASF UAV Command, directs the planning, equipment, and training for IRGC ASF UAV operations. Under his leadership, the IRGC ASF UAV Command orchestrated the July 29, 2021 attack on the commercial shipping vessel Mercer Street off the coast of Oman, which resulted in the deaths of two crewmen. Aghajani also was behind a UAV attack against a Saudi Arabian oil refinery in 2019;

Iranian forces have been responsible for several high-profile attacks against international shipping over the last few years, including two prior incidents this year alone. In 2019, Iranian strikes targeting six tankers were widely condemned, including an operation orchestrated by the IRGC in May 2019 that resulted in damage to Saudi, Emirati, and Norwegian vessels;

Aghajani is being designated pursuant to E.O. 13224, as amended, for having acted for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, the IRGC ASF;

Involved In:
Nuclear Weapon Program
Missile Weapon Program

Also Known As:
IRGC Brigadier General Saeed Aghajani

03 Apr 1969


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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 October 29, 2021 pursuant to Executive Order 13224, as amended, for having acted for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, the IRGC ASF;
» Saeed Ara Jani is the person responsible for last week’s attack that left two crew members dead;