International Desk: Russia continues to carry out drone attacks one after another at regular intervals in the ongoing war in Ukraine. And the drones used in this work include Iranian drones. Iran's move to produce essentially low-cost and lethal drones has become a source of concern for the West. In this situation, the United States has imposed new sanctions to stop the progress of Iran's drone industry. Al Jazeera reported this information in a report on Wednesday (March 22). According to the report, the United States has announced a new round of sanctions against Iran's drone and missile production. The latest sanctions target companies and individuals procuring equipment for Tehran's drone program.
In a statement Tuesday (March 21) local time, the US Treasury Department said Tehran's "procurement network" targeted by the latest sanctions includes Iran's Ministry of Defense and It works for the Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL), which oversees the development of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and ballistic missiles. Mainly, Russia is accused of using Iranian-made drones in its ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Iran has admitted sending drones to Russia, but Tehran claims they were sent before Moscow's invasion of Ukraine last year. However, Moscow denies using Iranian-made drones in Ukraine. However, many Iranian-made drones used in attacks by Russian forces have been shot down in Ukraine and the wreckage recovered. In this situation, the United States imposed sanctions targeting Iran's drone industry.
However, the European Union, like Washington, has imposed sanctions against Iran's drone industry. U.S. Treasury Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Brian Nelson said in a statement, "The sophisticated proliferation of UAVs and conventional weapons by Iran's proxies is undermining both regional security and global stability." Those named in Tuesday's sanctions include the Iran-based Defense Technology and Science Research Center, its procurement firm Farazan Industrial Engineering Inc.
and two other companies, including the company's purchasing agent, Al Jazeera said. or be deprived of the use of financial resources. US companies will also be barred from doing business with identified individuals. The move is the latest move by Washington to impose sanctions targeting Iran's drone production. Earlier in March, the United States imposed sanctions on a network of Chinese companies for procuring equipment that supports Iran's drone program.
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