The United States today added more than 25 businesses, banks and individuals to the list for entities violating the existing sanctions on Iran’s nuclear program and actions to evade those sanctions.
“These measures continue to enforce pre-existing sanctions on Iran. The United States remains committed to working with our P5+1 partners toward a long-term, comprehensive solution that provides confidence that Iran’s nuclear program is exclusively peaceful,” National Security Council Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden said. (AP, 29 August)
US Treasury Undersecretary David Cohen said in a statement that his department is determined “to take action against anyone, anywhere, who violates our sanctions.”
Among the entities added to the sanctions list today, are Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research, Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute, Jahan Tech-Rooyan Pars, and Mandegar Bespar Kimiya Company.
Five banks were also added to the list of financial institutions already blacklisted: Khavar-e Mianeh Bank, Qavamin Bank, Resalat Qarz-ol Hasaneh Bank, Kish International Bank, and Kafolatbank.