US Imposes Sanctions On Iran For Its Conventional Arms Proliferation
The US has imposed more sanctions on companies in Iran, China and the UAE for doing business with Tehran Shipping Lines and on three Iranian entities for conventional arms proliferation.
ICBPS- The US has imposed sanctions on Iranian entities for their activities related to conventional arms proliferation.
US announced the designation of Iran’s Marine Industries Organization (MIO), Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO), and the Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) for engaging in activities that materially contribute to the supply, sale, or transfer, directly or indirectly, to or from Iran, or for the use in or benefit of Iran, of arms or related materiel, including spare parts. Sanctions On Iran
“Each of these entities manufactures lethal military equipment for Iran’s military, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), a designated foreign terrorist organization that is also designated under our authority targeting Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) proliferators and their supporters. This military equipment, which includes attack boats, missiles, and combat drones, provides a means for the Iranian regime to perpetrate its global terror campaign. MIO, AIO, and IAIO were all previously sanctioned pursuant to the same WMD counterproliferation authority,” according to Mirage. Sanctions On Iran
On Jan 12, The Justice Department also announced that it charges three individuals for an indictment with conspiracy to export U.S. goods to Iran in violation of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations (ITSR), as well as conspiracy to smuggle goods from the United States, and conspiracy to engage in international money laundering.
Charged in the indictment are:
Arash Yousefi Jam, also known as Arash Yousefijam, 32, an Iranian national living in Ontario, Canada. Arash Jam was arrested by U.S. authorities on December 23, 2020;
Amin Yousefi Jam, also known as Amin Yousefijam, 33, an Iranian national living in Ontario, Canada; and
Abdollah Momeni Roustani, also known as Abdollah Momeni, Ab Momeni, and Amir Amiri, 44, an Iranian national believed to be living in Iran.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that Washington had sanctioned seven companies, including Chinese-based Jiangyin Mascot Special Steel Co and UAE-based Accenture Building Materials, and two people for shipping steel to or from Iran.
The US Department of Treasury on Wednesday blacklisted two Iranian foundations controlled by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and their subsidiaries, stating the institutions enabled Tehran’s elite to sustain a “corrupt” system of ownership over large parts of the economy.
As the latest actions to reinforce the “maximum pressure” campaign on Iran pursued by US President Donald Trump’s administration, the designations announced by the Department of the Treasury, targeting Execution of Imam Khomeini’s Order (EIKO) and Astan Quds Razavi (AQR), their leaders and subsidiaries.
On Jan5, US Treasury announced fresh sanctions on Iran steel industry, aiming 17 companies that supply the regime with materials for the steel industry.
“The move is meant to cripple Iran’s metals sector — an important revenue source for the regime — and stymie their continued funding of terrorist groups in the region,” reported Fox News.
“The sanctions include a China-based supplier of graphite electrodes — a key element in steel production, as well as 12 Iranian producers of steel and other metals products, and three foreign-based sales agents of a major Iranian metals and mining holding company, which are located in the U.K. and Germany.”
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