UNSC Terrorism Listings: Review of five persons listed pursuant to UNSC resolution 1373 (2001)

Members of the public are invited to comment on a review of Australia's listings of five persons implemented pursuant to United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 1373 (2001).

UNSC resolution 1373 (2001) imposes obligations on all UN Member States to prevent and suppress terrorism. Australia implements these obligations in Part 4 of the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 and the Charter of the United Nations (Dealing with Assets) Regulations 2008. These laws make it a criminal offence to use or deal with the assets of listed persons or entities, or to make assets available to them.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs must list a person or entity if satisfied on reasonable grounds that the person or entity meets the criteria set out in paragraph 1 (c) of UNSC resolution 1373, that is, the person or entity is:

  1. a person who commits, or attempts to commit, terrorist acts or participates in, or facilitates, the commission of terrorist acts;
  2. an entity owned or controlled directly or indirectly by such a person; or
  3. a person or entity acting on behalf of, or at the direction of, such a person or entity.

The listings of the following five persons are due to expire on 17 November 2017. Members of the public are invited to provide submissions on whether the listings of these persons should be extended for a further three years by the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Details of the listed individuals

  1. Name: Manssor Arbabsiar
    • DOB: 15/11/1955 or 06/03/1955
    • Aka: Mansour Arbabsiar
  2. Name: Abdul Reza Shahlai
    • DOB: 1957
    • Aka: Abdol Reza Shala'I, Abd-al Reza Shalai, Abdorreza Shahlai, Abdolreza Shahla'I, Abdul-Reza Shahlaee, Hajj Yusef, Haji Yusif, Hajji Yasir, HajjiYusif, Yusuf Abu-al-Karkh
  3. Name: Ali Gholam Shakuri
    • DOB: 1964/1965/1966
    • Aka: N/a
  4. Name: Hamed Abdollahi
    • DOB: 11/08/1960
    • Aka: Mustafa Abdullahi, Saberi
  5. Name: Qasem Soleimani
    • DOB: 11/03/1957
    • Aka: Ghasem Soleymani, Qasmi Sulayman, Qasem Soleymani, Qasem  Solaimani, Qasem Salimani, Qasem Solemani, Qasem Sulemani, Qasem Sulaimani


All submissions should be emailed to sanctions@dfat.gov.au

Alternatively, submissions may be posted to:

Attention: Director, Sanctions Section
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
RG Casey Building
John McEwen Crescent
Barton ACT 0221 Australia

Submissions must be received by 5pm on Tuesday 19 September Australian Eastern Standard Time. The Department reserves the right not to consider late submissions.

Further information

The details of all persons and entities listed by the Australian Government pursuant to UNSC resolution 1373 (2001), including when a listing expires, can be found in the DFAT Consolidated List.

More information on UN Security Council sanctions relating to terrorism can be found on our page on UN Security Council sanctions relating to terrorism.​

Last Updated: 30 August 2017