Chinese and Hong Kong companies and individuals were sanctioned by the United States for helping Iran develop missiles | United States | The Epoch Times

[The Epoch Times, June 07, 2023] (Epoch Times reporter Gao Shan compiled and reported) The United States on Tuesday (June 6) announced sanctions on a group of individuals and companies from Iran, China, and Hong Kong that secretly help Iran develop ballistic missiles.

According to information released by the U.S. Treasury Department, this international network consisting of seven individuals and six companies "procures sensitive and critical equipment for key institutions in Iran's ballistic missile research and development, including the Iranian Ministry of Defense and its affiliated companies." Components and technology provide convenience.” 淘宝集运

Chinese and Hong Kong companies and individuals were sanctioned by the United States for helping Iran develop missiles | United States | The Epoch Times

Among the targets of this sanction is Zhejiang Light Machinery Company (transliteration: Zhejiang Qingji) headquartered in China.The company allegedly sold centrifuges and other materials to a company affiliated with Iran's Defense Ministry.

Also designated as targets for sanctions are several executives of light machinery companies, as well as Hong Kong-based Lingoe Process Engineering Co., Ltd.The U.S. Treasury said the company was a front company for the Chinese company involved in business dealings with Iran's Parchin Chemical Industries and PB Sadr.

Also sanctioned is an Iranian transportation company that facilitates transportation for these transactions.

Hong Kong Ke.Do International Trade Co., Ltd. and Qingdao Zhongrongtong Trading Development Co., Ltd. were sanctioned for jointly selling tens of millions of dollars worth of dual-use nonferrous metals to PB Sadr.

A manager surnamed Wei (Wei Zunyi) and a surnamed commercial manager (Qin Xutong) who participated in the transaction, as well as an accountant surnamed Gong (Gong Jiao) were also sanctioned.

集运到港大件 Beijing Shiny Nights Technology Development, a front company for Iran's Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics, was also sanctioned for procuring electronic products on behalf of Iranian end-users.Ghasem Haghighat, an Iranian citizen living in China, is the person in charge and shareholder of the company, and he helped complete the company's procurement.

Davoud Damghani, Iran's military attache in Beijing, was also named for sanctions.He is accused of coordinating purchases from China for users in Iran.

Among other things, the sanctions prohibit these individuals and companies from acquiring any property or financial assets in the United States and prevent U.S. companies and citizens from doing business with them.

Ahead of the latest round of U.S. financial sanctions, Iran recently claimed it had built a hypersonic missile capable of traveling at 15 times the speed of sound.Amid high tensions with Washington over Tehran's nuclear program, Iran has added an advanced weapon to its arsenal.

Relations between the United States and Iran are also at heightened tension amid months of anti-government protests in Iran and Western anger over Iran's export of attack drones to Russian forces invading Ukraine.

Brian E. Nelson, the U.S. Treasury Department’s undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said the United States “will continue to crack down on illegal transnational procurement networks that covertly support Iran’s ballistic missile production and other military programs.” .

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