19:40 19 Sep 2023

US imposes sanctions on international network that helps Iran produce drones

Today, September 19, the United States of America introduced a new package of sanctions against an international network that helps Iran produce drones.

This is reported by Rubryka, referring to the US Treasury Department.

"Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned seven individuals and four entities based in Iran, the People's Republic of China (PRC), Russia, and Türkiye in connection with Iran's unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and military aircraft development," the message says.

The network is said to have facilitated supply and financial operations in support of the Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company (HESA) for the production, procurement, and maintenance of UAVs and military aircraft.

The US Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control is also updating HESA's entry on the list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (SDN) to include the new alias he used to evade sanctions and export controls.

Who exactly came under sanctions

Mehdi Gogerdchian  — the current managing director of HESA and a member of the company's board of directors (Iran);

 Hamidreza Noori — Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of HESA (Iran);

Husayn A'ini— HESA director of UAV production and oversees the company's UAV trials in Syria (Iran);

Shenzhen Jiasibo Technology Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen Jiasibo) (China);

Dong Wenbo (China);

 Su Chunpeng — managing director and owner of Shenzhen Jiasibo (China);

Mehmet Tokdemir  (Turkey);

Alaaddin Aykut (Turkey).

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