The US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed sanctions against Rosoboronexport (part of Rostec) in connection with the restriction program against Iran, should from a message on the management website.
Restrictions were also introduced against the Aerospace Forces (VKS) of the Russian Federation, the command of military transport aviation and the 924th State Center for Unmanned Aviation of the Ministry of Defense.
Rosoboronexport has been repeatedly included in the US sanctions list, including as part of a package of sanctions against Iran. For example, in 2015 the company hit under restrictions due to suspicions of violating the US non-proliferation law in relation to Iran, Syria and North Korea.
According to a US Treasury press release, OFAC Today imposed sanctions against 11 individuals, eight organizations and one ship, which are based in Iran, Hong Kong, China and Venezuela. The American department links them with Iran’s programs to create ballistic missiles and drones.
“Today, the State Department is taking action to further deter Iran’s destabilizing activities, including its strengthening military relationship with Russia,” the State Department said in a statement. quotes TASS.
According to the document, sanctions are imposed against Russian structures for possible direct or indirect supplies and sales of weapons and spare parts to Iran. Rosoboronexport was previously included in three different sanctions lists. The statement also clarifies that the decision to impose sanctions is due to the expiration of restrictions on Iran imposed by UN Security Council Resolution 2231.