(November 10, 2020 / JNS) The Trump administration said on Tuesday that it has imposed sanctions on six individuals and four companies for allegedly working with an Iranian military firm.
Those sanctioned allegedly facilitated the procurement of sensitive goods.
These include U.S.-origin electronic components for Iran Communication Industries (ICI), an Iranian military firm designated by the United States in 2008 and by the European Union in 2010 for being owned or controlled by Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL), the overall manager and coordinator of Iran’s ballistic-missile program, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.
ICI, a subsidiary of Iran Electronics Industries, which falls under MODAFL, produces items including military communication systems, avionics, information technology, electronic warfare and missile launchers, according to the Treasury Department.
The moves freeze any U.S. assets of those sanctioned and generally bars Americans from dealing with these individuals.
The development continues the administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign since withdrawing the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, reimposing sanctions under it, along with enacting new penalties against the regime.
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