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GFATF LLL Abdullah Mehrabi

Abdullah Mehrabi

Terror organization: IRGC;

Status: Head of the Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization (SSJO) of the IRGC Aerospace Force;

Role: On January 5, 2023, he led an Iranian delegation to Russia, to the city of Yelabuga, to visit the site of a new factory that will be built as in cooperation with IRGC industries and Aerospace force and Russian army. The factory will be able to manufacture 6,000 drones from the IRGC Qods Aviation Industries with new Russian customizations. He has procured UAV engines for the organization from “Oje Parvaz Mado Nafar” Company (Mado Company), an entity he co-owns and for which he has served as chairman. Mado Company have procured UAV engines for the IRGC Navy and entities supporting weapons development for the Iranian military, including Iran’s Qods Aviation Industries (QAI) and Aircraft Manufacturing Industries (HESA), which is a U.S.-sanctioned company that has provided UAVs to the IRGC;

Location: Iran;

Known also as: IRGC Brigadier General Abdollah Mehrabi;

Born: 22 Dec 1961

National ID No.: 1229632603 (Iran)


The IRGC ASF SSJO was designated pursuant to E.O. 13382 on July 18, 2017 for being involved in Iranian ballistic missile research and flight test launches. The IRGC-operated QAI was designated pursuant to E.O. 13382 on December 12, 2013, while HESA was designated pursuant to E.O. 13382 on September 17, 2008. QAI has funded IRGC-related projects and contracts with Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) for aviation and air defense research. The European Union listed QAI as an entity linked to Iran’s proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or development of nuclear weapon delivery systems in March 2012. HESA conducts research on, development of, production of, and flight operations for UAVs in Iran, and the IRGC utilizes UAVs manufactured by HESA.

Mehrabi is being designated pursuant to E.O. 13382 for acting or purporting to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, the IRGC ASF SSJO. Aboutalebi and Mado Company are being designated pursuant to E.O. 13382 for having provided, or attempted to provide, financial, material, technological, or other support for, or goods or services in support of, the IRGC.

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