Section 221 of the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012, Public Law 112-158 (TRA), enacted on August 10, 2012, codified at 22 U.S.C. 8727, requires the President to publish a list of individuals that the President has determined are senior officials of the Government of Iran, as defined in the statute, that are involved in Iran’s illicit nuclear activities or proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or delivery systems for WMD; support for international terrorism; or the commission of serious human rights abuses against Iranian citizens or their family members, as well as individuals determined to be family members of such officials. The authority to publish this list and make these determinations has been delegated to the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury. This report, prepared annually by the Department of State, is being submitted to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Committee on Ways and Means, and the Committee on Financial Services of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Foreign Relations, the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and the Committee on Finance of the Senate.

The following individuals were specifically identified as meeting the criteria for immigration restrictions under TRA Section 221, with titles current at the time of designation:

Abbas Gholamshahi, Islamic Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) Navy 1st Naval District Commander

Abdolghassem Salavati, Judge and Head of Tehran Revolutionary Court Branch 15, for serious human rights abuses

Abdolhamid Mohtasham, Founding Member and Key Leader of Ansar-e Hizballah

Abdollah Araghi, Deputy Commander of IRGC Ground Forces

Abdollah Mehrabi, IRGC Brigadier General

Abdolnaser Hemmati, Iran Central Bank Governor, for assisting, sponsoring, or providing financial support for IRGC Qods Force

Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, Minister of Interior and Chair of National Domestic Security Council, for serious human rights abuses

Ahmad-Reza Radan, Former Deputy Chief of Iran’s National Police

Ahmad Vahidi, Minister of Interior

Ali Akbar Ahmadian, Head of IRGC Strategic Center

Ali Akbar Tabatabaie, Senior IRGC Qods Force official

Ali Chaharmahali, Director-General of Alborz Province Prisons

Ali Fadavi, Commander of IRGC Navy

Ali Fallahian, Former Head of Iran’s intelligence service (MOIS), for serious human rights abuses

Ali Fazli, Deputy Commander of the Basij

Ali Husseini Khamenei, Supreme Leader, for support of the IRGC, a Foreign Terrorist Organization

Ali Ozma’i, IRGC 5th Naval District Commander

Ali Reza Tangsiri, IRGC Naval Commander

Amirali Hajizadeh, Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force

Amir Radfar, Director of Shahid Bagheri Industrial Group

Amjad Sazgar, Managing Director of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran

Dariush Bakhshi, Head of Orumiyeh Central Prison in West Azerbaijan Province

Ebrahim Raisi, Head of Iran’s judiciary, for serious human rights abuses

Esmail Ghani, Senior IRGC Qods Force Official

Gholam Ali Rashid, IRGC Commander

Gholamali Mohammadi, Head of Iran’s Prisons Organization

Hamid Ostad, Founder of Mashad branch of Ansar-e Hizballah

Hasan Irlu, Senior IRGC Qods Force Official and Iranian envoy to the Houthis

Hasan Shahvarpour, Brigadier General and Commander of the IRGC Vali Asr forces of Khuzestan Province, for serious human rights abuses

Hassan Firouzabadi, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran, for support of the IRGC, a Foreign Terrorist Organization

Hedayat Farzadi, Warden of Evin Prison

Heidar Abbaszadeh, Brigadier General of the IRGC and Commander of Provincial Law Enforcement Forces in Khuzestan Province, for serious human rights abuses

Heidar Pasandideh, Warden of Sanandaj Central Prison in Kurdistan Province

Hojatollah Khodaei Souri, Former Director of Evin Prison, for serious human rights abuses

Hossein Allahkaram, Cofounder and Leader of Ansar-e Hizballah

Hossein Dehghan, IRGC Brigadier General

Hossein Salami, IRGC Deputy Commander

Hossein Taeb, IRGC Commander for Intelligence

Ismail Ahmadi Moghadam, Former Commander of Law Enforcement Forces

Kiyumars Heidari, Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces

Mahmud Bagheri Kazemabad, Commander of IRGC Aerospace Forces Al-Ghadir Missile Command

Majid Agha’i, Manager of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran subsidiary

Manouchehr Amanollahi, Law Enforcement Forces (LEF) Commander of Iran’s Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province

Mansur Ravankar, IRGC Navy 4th Naval District Commander

Mehran Babri, Director of Shahid Meisami Group

Mohammad Agha Ja’fari, Senior Official of IRGC Aerospace Forces Al-Ghadir Missile Command

Mohammad Ali Jafari-Najafabadi, IRGC Commander

Mohammad Bagheri, Chief of Armed Forces General Staff, for support of the IRGC, a Foreign Terrorist Organization

Mohammad Hejazi, Senior IRGC Qods Force Official

Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, Prosecutor General

Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, Minister of Information and Communications, Technology for serious human rights abuses

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister, for support of the IRGC, a Foreign Terrorist Organization

Mohammad Karami, Commander of the IRGC South-East Quds Operational Base in Zahedan in Sistan and Baluchistan Province

Mohammad Moghisseh, Judge and Head of Tehran Revolutionary Court Branch 28, for serious human rights abuses

Mohammad Pakpour, Commander of IRGC Ground Forces

Mohammed Reza Mirheydary, Commander and Police Chief of Isfahan Province, for serious human rights abuses

Mohammad Reza, Naqdi Commander of the Basij

Mohammed Reza Ostad, Warden of Bushehr Prison, for serious human rights abuses

Mohammad Reza Zahedi, IRGC Ground Forces Commander

Mohammad Soltani, Judge of Mashhad Revolutionary Court, for serious human rights abuses

Mojtaba Khamenei, son of Supreme Leader

Morteza Piri, Warden of Zahedan Prison

Murad Fathi, Director-General of Prisons in Kurdistan Province

Qasem Rezaei, LEF Deputy Commander

Qasem Soleimani, IRGC Commander for Intelligence

Qolam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei, Former Prosecutor-General of Iran

Ramezan Zirahi, IRGC Navy 2nd Naval District Commander

Reza Papi, Colonel in IRGC and Police Chief of Mahshahr in Khuzestan Province, for serious human rights abuses

Rostam Qasemi, Senior IRGC Qods Force Official

Sadegh Larijani, Head of the Judiciary

Saeed Aghajani, IRGC Brigadier General

Salar Abnoush, Deputy Commander of the Basij

Sayyed Abdolrahim Mousavi, Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army

Seyed Mahmoud Sadati, Judge of Shiraz Revolutionary Court Branch 1, for serious human rights abuses

Seyyed Heshmatollah Hayat Al-Ghaib, Director-General of Tehran Province Prisons

Seyyed Mahmoud Alavi, Minister of Intelligence, for serious human rights abuses

Soghra Khodadadi, Director of Qarchak Women’s Prison

Sohrab Soleimani, Supervisor of the Office of the Deputy for Security and Law Enforcement of the State Prisons Organization, Former Director-General of the Tehran Prisons Organization

Vahid Soleimani, Senior Official of the Shahid Bagheri Industrial Group

Valiollah Seif, Iran Central Bank Governor, for assisting, sponsoring, or providing financial support for IRGC Qods Force

Yadollah Badin, IRGC Navy 3rd Naval District Commander

 

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