The United States on Tuesday imposed Iran-related sanctions on six companies and four individuals, accusing them of supplying sensitive goods to an Iranian military firm, Reuters reported.
The US Treasury Department accused the companies and individuals of facilitating the obtaining of sensitive goods, including US-origin electronic components, for Iran Communication Industries, which is an Iranian military firm blacklisted both by Washington and the European Union.
“The Iranian regime utilizes a global network of companies to advance its destabilizing military capabilities,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.
“The United States will continue to take action against those who help to support the regime’s militarization and proliferation efforts,” he added.
The latest action on Tuesday was taken under an authority that imposes sanctions on weapons of mass destruction proliferators and their supporters.
The sanction freezes any US assets of those blacklisted and generally bars Americans from dealing with them.