US Orders SANCTIONS – Look What They’re For This Time!
(ConservativeHub.com) – The United States is sanctioning multiple companies in Iran for assisting the Russian military. Since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, the US has held firm that it will not support any country offering aid to Moscow. Experts say involvement with the Middle-Eastern nation shows President Vladimir Putin has become desperate as his military suffers setbacks in its bid to overtake Ukraine.
A Treasury Announcement
The US Treasury Department revealed on September 8 that it is taking action against an Iranian company supplying drones to Russia. The air transportation service provider joins three other businesses also marked for assisting in developing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and their delivery to Russia.
Adding to this revelation, media reports in recent weeks indicate the Kremlin is also planning to buy weapons from North Korea. The nation has allegedly received training from Iran on UAV operations.
Brian E. Nelson, Under Secretary for the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, said in a press release that the Kremlin’s recent actions signal Russia’s desperation. He said failures on the battlefront led them to make questionable decisions about where to seek support.
Companies at a Glance
The four businesses under the Treasury’s scrutiny include:
- Safiran Airport Services, which faces accusations of transporting UAVs to Russia
- Paravar Pars Company, which allegedly produced the drones;
- Design and Manufacturing of Aircraft Engines (DAMA), which has an affiliation to the Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics, for developing and producing the weapons
- Baharestan Kish Company, as well as a key businessman associated with the organization, faces punishment for overseeing projects to manufacture UAVs
All associates who have business interests in these companies will face sanctions. The orders block their access to property owned and located on US soil. Additionally, they cannot work in conjunction with US individuals.
Tehran denies accusations it’s been supporting Russian aggression in Ukraine. Despite the nation not taking responsibility, The Washington Post reported that Iran has been delivering the drones since August. US officials had surveillance of planes leaving Iran and flying into Russia.
In a September 8 statement to the press, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Russia is struggling in Ukraine. He explained it was short of supplies and scrambling to find help. The current conditions are forcing the nation to do business with Iran and others who refuse to condemn the assault on Ukraine. He promised to continue to use everything possible to stop aid to Moscow, including additional sanctions. He affirmed that any nation aiding Russia would face economic consequences.
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