WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Friday imposed sanctions in Iran, China and the United Arab Emirates to trade with Iran’s state-owned shipping company (IRISL) and three other Iranian entities. Due to the proliferation of conventional weapons.
These are the most recent measures aimed at increasing pressure on Tehran in the last days of President Donald Trump’s government, which leaves office on Wednesday.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington has approved seven companies from the United Arab Emirates, including China’s Xiangin Mascot Special Steel and Accenture Building Materials, as well as two people for shipping steel from Iran or Iran . .
Pompeo said Iran’s Marine Industries Organization, Iran’s Aerospace Industries Organization and Iran’s Aviation Industries Organization were also placed on the list due to the proliferation of conventional weapons.
In a statement, Pompeo said it was also expanding the scope of metal-related sanctions against Iran, which are administered by the State Department.
Those who intentionally transfer 15 materials that the State Department claims are used in connection with Iran’s nuclear, military or ballistic missile programs, including some types of aluminum and steel, will be subject to sanctions.
The Iranian president’s chief executive, Mahmoud Waizi, said on Twitter that “the recent US embargo, though nothing more than a show, is another sign of the criminal nature of the Trump administration – a failed government that has even been in the last few days Can not leave. ” Your enmity towards the Iranians ”.
In his four-year term, Trump tried to force Tehran to back down from talks on its nuclear and ballistic missile programs and its activities in the Middle East.
Stating that the deal had not gone too far, Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal with Iran in 2018, which Tehran sealed with world powers in 2015 to control its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief Was.
President-elect Joe Biden, who will succeed Trump on Wednesday, said he would return to the 2015 nuclear deal if the Iran agreement is written into.
(Por Arshad Mohammed, Humayra Pamuk and Daphne Soladakis)