Shahid Meisami Group

Affiliated with Iran's Ministry of Defense Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL); reportedly has worked with Defense Industries Organization (DIO)

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

A chemical engineering and research group that works for Iran’s defense industries;

Shahid Meisami Group is an organization subordinate to SPND and has been responsible for numerous SPND projects, the cost of which totaled in the millions of U.S. dollars. These projects include testing and producing chemical agents and optimizing them for effectiveness and toxicity for use as incapacitation agents. The United States has longstanding concerns that Iran maintains an undeclared chemical weapons program;

Produces nuclear, biological, and chemical warfare self-aid kits; produces equipment to detect biological agents in water or other fluids; is reportedly capable of producing phosphorus trichloride; conducts data envelopment analysis for offshore or marine industries;

Affiliated with Iran’s Ministry of Defense Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL); reportedly has worked with Defense Industries Organization (DIO); reportedly has links to biological weapon-related work, according to a 2003 report by an Iranian resistance group; shares an address with the Special Industries Group (MIDSPCIG);

Attended the International Defence Exhibition in Iraq (IQDEX) in March 2017 and March 2016; associated with the Iranian Association of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering; is a member of the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM);

According to U.S. State Department:
“Although Iran has not declared that it holds CR for riot control purposes, the Iranian Ministry of Defense publically advertises a range of RCA delivery devices, including a personal defense spray that contains CR. Additionally, Shahid Meisami Group (SMG) has participated in defense expos providing fact sheets on its products, to include an ‘Ashkan’ irritant hand grenade that creates smoke containing CR. SMG has also provided fact sheets to interested users on a “Fog Maker System” that can be used to make smoke and fog at high volume in a short time. This is noteworthy because it can disseminate debilitating chemicals, like CR, over a large area quickly”;

Mehran Babri is the head of Shahid Meisami Group. Prior to his current position at Shahid Meisami Group, Babri worked at Iran’s Defense Chemical Research Lab. Mehran Babri is being designated pursuant to E.O. 13382 for acting or purporting to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, Shahid Meisami Group, a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13382;

Involved In:
Nuclear Weapon Program
Missile Weapon Program

Also Known As:
Shahid Meysami Group
Shahid Meisami Complex


27 km, Tehran-Karaj Special Road, after Metro Bridge, Taleghani Street, Shahid Meysami Complex, Tehran, Iran



Person of interests:
Ali Pourasad
Hossein Ali Etehadi
Keyvan Masoudzadeh

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 December 3, 2020 pursuant to Executive Order 13382 for being owned or controlled by, directly or indirectly, SPND, a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to E.O. 13382;
» Designated by the Canadian government in July 2010 as an entity contributing to Iran’s proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or to its development of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons or their delivery systems;
» Compliance With the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling, and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction (Condition (10)(C) Report) – 2019;