The U.S. has accused the person involved in transporting Iran’s unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to Russia for the war with Ukraine, and four others involved in Iran’s UAV activities, including the production of the Shahed series of UAVs and related components. for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran.
The Russian military is suffering from major supply shortages in Ukraine, due in part to sanctions and export controls, forcing Russia to rely on unreliable countries like Iran for supplies and equipment. increase. The United States will hold those who support Russia’s unilateral war against Ukraine to account, including continuing sanctions on Iran and other entities that provide lethal aid to Russia.
We will also use all available tools, including sanctions, to prevent, deter, and dismantle procurement networks supplying Iran with UAV-related materials and technology, as well as Iranian entities involved in such proliferation. increase. It also warns that any third country that seeks to purchase these drones from Iran will have multiple US sanctions authorities involved.
Today’s action is being taken pursuant to Executive Order (EO) 13382 on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and EO 14024 on Russia.
For more information on today’s actions, please see the Treasury Department press release.