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Iran imposes sanctions against 15 US companies "supporting terrorism"

 2017-03-26 17:14:56.0

Iran imposes sanctions against 15 US companies "supporting terrorism"

Tehran: Iranian Foreign Ministry released a statement on Sunday enlisting 15 American companies involved in human rights violation under Iran's sanctions from March 21.

Iran's sanctions target US firms that provide arms and equipment to Israel "for use against the Palestinians", IRNA said.

"All transactions with these firms are forbidden, their assets will be seized and their officials will not be able to obtain a visa," it added.


The following companies are put into the blacklist of anti-humanitarian companies sanctioned by the government of Iran; BENI Tal, United Technologies produces, RAYTHEON, ITT Corporation, Re/Max Real Estate, Oshkosh Corporation, Magnum Research Inc, Magnum Research Inc., Kahr Arms, M۷ Aerospace, Military Armament Corporation, Lewis Machine and Tool Company, Daniel Defense, Bushmaster Firearms International, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, and H-S Precision, Inc.

The announcement affirms that after the statement of the Iranian ministry on February 5, 2017, and to put into practice the decision passed by the high council of Iran's Security, 15 American companies, who have been involved in infringing human rights, whose partnership in "anti-humane" crimes of the Israeli regime has been clearly proved by the Iranian government.


It also claimed Israel of violating the UN resolution 2234, which have been put under Iranian government's sanctions since March 21, 2017.


"Henceforth, any contact with these companies and entities is illegal, their properties and possession within the reach of Iranian government's jurisdiction will be confiscated, and no Iranian visa will be issued for the people who hold positions in these companies are in relation with them."

Tensions between Tehran and Washington has been rising since US President Donald Trump took the oval office in January.

The United States imposed sanctions on 30 foreign companies or individuals for transferring sensitive technology to Iran for its missile programme, or for violating export controls on Iran, North Korea and Syria.

Trump has criticised the July 2015 deal between Iran and world powers that Islamic republic curb its nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief.


Last month, Washington imposed new sanctions on individuals and companies supporting Iran's ballistic missile programme and on its elite Revolutionary Guards.


US lawmakers are now seeking to increase pressure, proposing a new law that would see Iran's Revolutionary Guards listed as a terrorist organisation.

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