Brigadier-General Ahmad Vahidi

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

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

Info:
In 1988, he was appointed as the commander of its extraterritorial special forces, Quds Force. He was the minister of defense under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, having held the post from 3 September 2009 until 15 August 2013. Vahidi is president of the Supreme National Defense University since August 2016;

Deputy Head of MODAFL (Ministry of Defense Armed Forces Logistics);

Listed in an international arrest warrant issued by an Argentine judge on November 9, 2006 against suspected participants in the Argentine-Jewish Mutual Association bomb attack in Buenos Aires in 1994;

Reportedly former deputy defense minister for planning and projects;

Former commander of the Qods Force of the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps);

Vahidi has been wanted by Interpol since 2007 for his alleged participation in the bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 18 July 1994, in which 85 people died. Vahidi was serving as the commander of a special unit of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard known as the Quds Force when the attack occurred. He is one of five Iranians sought in the bombing;

In June 2010, Vahidi was blacklisted by the U.S Government, a measure which is aimed at freezing the assets of proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their supporters thereby isolating them from the U.S. financial and commercial systems;

In May 2011, Vahidi paid an official visit to Bolivia. Upon this event in June 2011, Bolivia apologized to Argentina for Ahmad Vahidi visiting the country, and announced that he would be leaving the country immediately;

Also Known As:
Ahmad Vahidi
Ahmad Shah Cheraghi
Vahid

Involved In:
Military Weapon Program

Country:
Iran

Address:
Tehran

Born:
June 27, 1958

Reason for the color:
» 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;
» On 6/16/2010  treasury designated Ahmad Vahidi who serves as Iran’s Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL), a position he has held since September 2009. Prior to that, he served as Iran’s Deputy Defense Minister and held positions with the IRGC-Qods Force.   MODAFL has ultimate authority over Iran’s Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO) and Iran’s Defense Industries Organization (DIO), both of which have been designated under E.O. 13382;
» Listed in an international arrest warrant issued by an Argentine judge on November 9, 2006 against suspected participants in the Argentine-Jewish Mutual Association bomb attack in Buenos Aires in 1994;


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