Washington, Jan 6 The United States government this Friday announced sanctions against several executives of the Iranian company Qods Aviation Industries for supplying drones to Russia to attack Ukraine.
The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has designated six officers and board members of this company, a major Iranian defense manufacturer responsible for the design and production of unmanned aerial vehicles, which is responsible for the defense and Logistics is overseen by the Ministry. Iranian Armed Forces (MODAFL).
Thus, the US considers Iran complicit in transferring these unmanned aerial vehicles with this company, which now operates under the name Light Airplane Design and Manufacturing Industries for use in the Ukrainian War.
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said, “We will continue to use all the tools at our disposal to deny Putin the weapons he is using to wage his barbaric and unwarranted war against Ukraine.”
The Kremlin’s “reliance” on suppliers such as Iran, the official said, “reflects their frustration over courageous Ukrainian resistance and the success of our global coalition in disrupting Russian military supply chains and denying them essential supplies to replace weapons.” ” Battlefield.
Also in a statement, Secretary of State Antony Blinken stressed that the Iranian regime’s military support for Russia not only fueled the conflict in Ukraine, but also resulted in a violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, which Prohibits supply of drones without prior approval of the agency.
“Iran has now become Russia’s main military sponsor. Iran must stop supporting the Ukraine war, and we will use all means at our disposal to disrupt and delay these transfers and impose costs on the actors involved in this activity.” Will continue to use.” ,
As a result of today’s action, all property and interests in property of individuals and entities in the United States or in the possession or control of US persons must be frozen and reported to OFAC.