Washington: The United States has imposed sanctions against the Iran-Russia network that has supplied hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude to Syria and provided aid worth millions of dollars to the Hamas and Hezbollah. The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo has warned of dire consequences if the misadventures in Syria continue without paying heed to the sanctions. Iran has criticised the US-imposed sanctions.
On Tuesday, the US Department of Treasury imposed sanctions against six accused and three companies participating in the Iran-Russia network. Iran had announced of supplying crude to Syria to relieve the cornered, conflict-ridden Assad government. For the purpose, Iran and Russia had created a complicated system that would not be detected by anyone.
Iran started supplying crude oil to Syria using the system. The Russian funds for the crude supply to Syria were being used to empower and strengthen the Hamas and Hezbollah, the US Department of Treasury has also accused. Also, Russia continued to cooperate with Iran despite knowing the covert operations, the United States alleged. The United States has stated this as the reason for imposing sanctions against the Iran-Russia network which was supplying oil to Syria and financial aid to the Hamas and Hezbollah.
The US Secretary of State also issued a warning to Russia and Iran on social media. Pompeo warned them that if there were an attempt to supply oil to Syria or to violate the sanctions against Iran, there would be severe consequences to it. Moreover, the US Secretary of State also advised Iran to spend the money being wasted on supporting terrorist organisations, for the benefit of its people.