US sanctions on Iran
The US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, revealed today, Friday, that his country had imposed sanctions on the leadership of an Iranian company that manufactures drones, because of its supplies to Russia during its special military operation in Ukraine.
And he said, in an official statement issued by the US State Department, that “America imposed sanctions on 8 Iranian individuals in leadership positions in the Iranian company, Paravar Pars, which produces unmanned aircraft for the Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.”
He continued, claiming that “Iranian drones are being transferred to Russia.”
Whereas, the US Treasury announced imposing sanctions on companies that “produce and facilitate the transfer of Iranian drones to Russia for use in the special military operation in Ukraine,” as it claimed, despite Moscow and Tehran’s denials of these allegations.
“Today, the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is imposing sanctions on companies involved in the production or transfer to Russia of Iranian drones, which Russia has used in devastating attacks against civilian infrastructure in Ukraine,” the ministry said in a statement.
The statement also stated that OFAC had identified three entities, the Shahed Aerospace Research Center, Success Aviation Services and Jet Global DMCC, for their roles in producing and facilitating the transfer of Iranian drones to Russia.
Syria and Iran have also repeatedly denied the continuation of the drone trade between them, after Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdullahian admitted that Tehran had sold drones to Russia, but that was before the start of the military operation in Ukraine.