US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday the imposition of new economic sanctions on four Chinese and Russian companies accused of supporting the development of Iran’s nuclear program.
“The United States has imposed sanctions on four companies in China and Russia for their support of the Iranian nuclear program,” Pompeo said on Twitter.
On Wednesday, Washington imposed punitive measures on two companies based in China, “Chengdu Best New Materials” and “Zippo Elem Trade”, and on two Russian-based companies, “Nilco Group” and “Joint Stock Company Elicon”.
The US State Department said in a statement that these companies accused of “providing advanced technology and equipment for the Iranian nuclear missile program” will face restrictions for two years.
“We will continue to use all the sanctions available to us to prevent Iran from increasing its nuclear capability,” Pompeo said.
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