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US Slaps New Sanction on 13 Individuals and Entities for Supporting Iran Regime’s Missile Program

New Sanctions under the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (INKSNA)
New Sanctions under the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (INKSNA)

The United States State Department sanctioned 13 individuals and entities in China, Iraq, Russia and Turkey for violating Iran’s sanctions and supporting the regime’s missile program. This was announced in a statement on Tuesday, February 25.


“The United States is sanctioning 13 foreign entities and individuals in China, Iraq, Russia, and Turkey pursuant to the Iran, North Korea, and Syria Nonproliferation Act (INKSNA).  This action includes new sanctions against five entities/individuals in China (Luo Dingwen, Baoding Shimaotong Enterprises Services Company Limited, Gaobeidian Kaituo Precise Instrument Co. Ltd , and Wuhan Sanjiang Import and Export Co., Ltd) and Turkey (Eren Carbon Graphite Industrial Trading Company, Ltd) for supporting Iran’s missile program,” read the statement 

“The recent determinations were the result of a periodic review of sanctionable activity as required by INKSNA.  We have imposed two-year discretionary sanctions on the 13 individuals/entities identified in this report.  The sanctions include restrictions on U.S. government procurement, U.S. government assistance, and exports,” the US State Department added in its statement.  

“The imposition of these measures underscores that Iran’s missile program remains a significant proliferation concern.  The imposition of sanctions against these foreign entities is consistent with our efforts to use all available measures to prevent Iran from advancing its missile capabilities,” read the statement 

Earlier, on eve of the regime’s sham parliamentary election on Friday, February 21, the United States Treasury Department slapped new sanctions on the Iranian regime’s Guardian Council and its Elections Supervision Committee. On Friday, as the regime’s failed elections farce ended, the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) placed the Iranian regime on its blacklist on Friday, after the regime “failed to comply with international anti-terrorism financing norms.” 

As the Iranian people grapple with poverty and now with the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the regime continues its antipatriotic missile and nuclear programs, by plundering the national wealth, instead of helping the Iranian people.  

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