Washington: The US Department of state-imposed sanctions against 13 companies and individuals for assisting Iran missile program, in violation of the sanctions imposed by the United States. The US department of state declared that these companies and individuals are connected to China, Russia, Turkey and Iraq. At the same time, the United States warned that it would also be taking some tough measures to stop the Iranian missile program.
The US department of state announced fresh sanctions on Tuesday. In the year 2000, sanctions were imposed against Iran, North Korea and Syria under the non-proliferation regulations. In these, permission was denied for any entity to assist these three countries for their missile manufacture and development programs. But the United States accused that Chinese, Russian, Turkish and Iraqi companies and individuals were assisting Iran.
In this respect, the US department of state has announced sanctions against 13 companies and individuals and has released information regarding these companies. The list includes four Chinese companies Luo Dingwen, Baoding Shimaotong Enterprises Services Company Limited, Gaobeidian Kaituo Precise Instrument Co. Ltd., and Wuhan Sanjiang Import and Export Co., Ltd.
The United States has also imposed sanctions on the Turkish company Eren Carbon Graphite Industrial Trading Company, Ltd. Other than these the United States announced sanctions against companies and individuals from Russia and Iraq. But the US department of state and officials did not reveal any details regarding these. But these sanctions will bar these companies from entering into any transaction related to the United States. The US department of state also indicated stern actions against these companies in the future.
The US department of state warned that these new sanctions are a warning Iran and also for the companies, representatives and countries assisting Iran. The United States warned that the actions would continue against the companies assisting Iran nuclear and missile programs, in violation of the US sanctions.
Meanwhile, the Luo Dingwen company restricted by the new sanctions has also been accused of supplying sensitive information for the Pakistani nuclear program. This company has been warned by the United States, even in the past.