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US Sanctions 13 Foreign Entities for Supporting Iran Missile Program

US Sanctions 13 Foreign Entities for Supporting Iran Missile Program

Tuesday, 25 February, 2020 - 19:30
People enter the State Department Building in Washington, US, January 26, 2017. (Reuters)
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The United States announced on Tuesday it was imposing sanctions on 13 foreign entities and individuals in China, Iraq, Russia and Turkey for supporting Iran's missile program.

The State Department said the action included new sanctions against five firms or individuals in China and Turkey.

It named a Chinese individual sanctioned as Luo Dingwen and three Chinese entities as Baoding Shimaotong Enterprises Services Co. Ltd., Gaobeidian Kaituo Precise Instrument Co. Ltd., and Wuhan Sanjiang Import and Export Co. Ltd.

It named the Turkish firm as Eren Carbon Graphite Industrial Trading Co. Ltd.

The sanctions include restrictions on US government procurement, US government assistance, and exports.

“The imposition of these measures underscores that Iran’s missile program remains a significant proliferation concern,” said the State Department.

“The imposition of sanctions against these foreign entities is consistent with our efforts to use all available measures to prevent Iran from advancing its missile capabilities.”

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