Vice Admiral Ali Akbar Ahmadian

Former Chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Joint Staff

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

Former Chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Joint Staff;

Reportedly became commander of the IRGC navy in August 1997. Appointed Chief of the IRGC Joint Staff in July 2000. Became head of Imam Hoseyn University (Imam Hussein University of the Revolutionary Guards) in October 2005 and left the university in July 2007. Appointed head of the IRGC Strategic Studies Centre in September 2007;

Involved In:
Military Weapon Program

Also Known As:
Ali Akbar Ahmadian



Reason for the color:
» Identified as a “key person” of the IRGC in an annex to U.N. Security Council Resolution 1747 of March 24, 2007, which lists entities of proliferation concern; with some exceptions, the designation requires states to freeze the financial assets on their territories which are owned or controlled by the entity, by its agents, or by entities it controls; the designation also requires states to ensure that funds, financial assets or economic resources are prevented from being made available by their nationals or by any persons or entities within their territories, to or for the benefit of the entity; the resolution calls on states to “exercise vigilance” in allowing the designated person to enter or to transit through their territories, and requires states to notify the Security Council if the person does so;
» Former Chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Joint Staff;

» Added on consolidated list of financial sanctions targets in the UK;
» On October 25, 2007, added to the Specially Designated National (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing the entity’s assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their delivery systems;
» Listed by the European Union on April 21, 2007, pursuant to U.N. Security Council Resolution 1747, as a person whose funds and economic resources, and those it owns, holds or controls, must be frozen by E.U. member states, with some exceptions, and within their jurisdiction; E.U. member states 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;