The United States has imposed new sanctions on Iran.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has placed two individuals and five companies based in the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Hong Kong, and Iran on the sanctions list for assisting in the purchase of sensitive components needed to build drones.
According to a report released by the Treasury Department on Friday, Fang Yang, the director of Hong Kong Himark Electronics, along with the mentioned company, as well as Hamidreza Jangharban, the CEO of Pishgaman Electronic Safhe Esfahan, and the company itself, have been blacklisted by the United States.
Two companies from Turkey and one company based in Dubai have also been included in the new U.S. sanctions list.
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced sanctions against the two individuals and five companies, accusing them of being part of a network involved in the procurement and shipment of drone components to Iran, and once again accusing Tehran of sending drones to Russia for use in the Ukraine conflict.
The Treasury Department states in its statement that this network has facilitated shipments and financial transactions to support the purchase of a critical component used in Shahed 136 drones.
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