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US sanctions Iranian aviation company for supplying drones to Russia

US sanctions Iranian aviation company for supplying drones to Russia

US sanctions Iranian aviation company for supplying drones to Russia

The government of USA announced this Friday sanctions against several executives of the iranian company Qods Aviation Industries for supplying drones to Russia to attack Ukraine.

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The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) named six executives and board members of this company, a key Iranian defense manufacturer responsible for the design and production of unmanned aerial vehicles. , and which is supervised by the Ministry of Defense and Logistics of the Iranian Armed Forces (MODAFL).

Thus, the US considers Iran complicit in having transferred these unmanned aerial vehicles with this company, which now operates under the name of Light Airplanes Design and Manufacturing Industries, for use in the Ukrainian war.

“We will continue to use all the tools at our disposal to deny Putin the weapons he is using to wage his barbaric and unprovoked war against Ukraine,” US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said.

The Kremlin’s “reliance” on suppliers like Iran, the official added, “shows their despair at the courageous Ukrainian resistance and the success of our global coalition in disrupting Russian military supply chains and denying them the supplies they need to replace weapons.” lost on the battlefield.

Also in a statement, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stressed that the Iranian regime’s military support for Russia not only fuels the conflict in Ukraine, but has also resulted in violations of Security Council resolution 2231. UN security that prohibits supplying drones without prior approval from the agency.

“Iran has now become Russia’s main military backer. Iran must stop supporting the Ukraine war, and we will continue to use all the tools at our disposal to disrupt and delay these transfers and impose costs on the actors involved in this activity,” he explained.

As a result of this Friday’s action, all property and interests in property of persons and entities in the United States or in the possession or control of US persons must be blocked and reported to OFAC.

Source: Elcomercio

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