Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari

Commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps

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

Risk Level:99%

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Appointed commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps on September 1, 2007. Was commander of the IRGC land forces for over a decade. Reportedly headed a military strategy research center;

“Observers appear to regard Jafari as principally a tactician, organizer, and ‘technical’ military man,” according to Radio Free Europe. The EU’s official journal said the three Iranian Revolutionary Guard members, Jafari, General Qasem Soleimani and the Guard’s deputy commander for intelligence, Hossein Taeb, were now subject to sanctions and had been “providing equipment and support to help the Syrian regime suppress protests in Syria”;

Jafari’s work on asymmetrical warfare strategies include the use of Iranian terrain in mobile-defensive operations and rely on lessons and experiences learned in the Iran–Iraq War. Jafari said in Tehran on September 3, 2007, given “the enemy’s” numerical or technological superiority, the IRGC would use asymmetrical warfare capabilities such as those used by Hezbollah in its 2006 conflict with Israel in Lebanon. Iranian strategy would also reflect the strengths and weaknesses of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, he said.;

On September 2, 2007, Radio Farda reported Jafari has extensive fighting experience and reportedly close relations with the commanders of the former Badr Brigades of the Supreme Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI);

Also Known As:
Ali Jafari

Involved In:
Military Weapon Program
Nuclear Weapon Program
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 6/16/2010, pursuant to  E.O. 13382, which Mohammad Ali Jafari has been the Commander-in-Chief of the IRGC since September 2007;
» Listed by the European Union on June 24, 2008 as a person linked to Iran’s proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran’s development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; with some exceptions, and within their jurisdiction, European Union member states must freeze all funds and economic resources owned, held or controlled by the person, and must also ensure that funds or economic resources are not made available to or for the benefit of the listed person; with some exceptions, European Union member states must prevent the person’s entry into or transit through their territories;