U.S. hits Iran with recent sanctions as Trump time period nears finish


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WASHINGTON (Reuters) -America on Tuesday blacklisted a Chinese language firm that makes components for metal manufacturing, 12 Iranian metal and metals makers and three foreign-based gross sales brokers of a serious Iranian metals and mining holding firm, searching for to deprive Iran of revenues as U.S. President Donald Trump’s time period winds down.

In an announcement, the U.S. Treasury Division named the China-based firm as Kaifeng Pingmei New Carbon Supplies Expertise Co Ltd. (KFCC), saying it specialised within the manufacture of carbon supplies and supplied 1000’s of metric tonnes of supplies to Iranian metal firms between December 2019 and June 2020.

Among the many 12 Iranian firms blacklisted are the Pasargad Metal Complicated and the Gilan Metal Complicated Co, each of which have been designated beneath Govt Order 13871 for working within the Iranian metal sector.

The others are: Iran-based Center East Mines and Mineral Industries Improvement Holding Co (MIDHCO), Khazar Metal Co, Vian Metal Complicated, South Rouhina Metal Complicated, Yazd Industrial Constructional Metal Rolling Mill, West Alborz Metal Complicated, Esfarayen Industrial Complicated, Bonab Metal Business Complicated, Sirjan Iranian Metal and Zarand Iranian Metal Co.

The Treasury mentioned it was additionally designating MIDHCO’s Germany-based subsidiary GMI Tasks Hamburg GmbH, its China-based World Mining Business Co Ltd and U.Ok.-based GMI Tasks Ltd for being owned or managed by MIDHCO.

“The Trump Administration stays dedicated to denying income flowing to the Iranian regime because it continues to sponsor terrorist teams, assist oppressive regimes, and search weapons of mass destruction,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin mentioned within the assertion. Trump’s time period ends on Jan. 20, when Democrat President-elect Joe Biden is to be sworn in to succeed him.

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