On Wednesday, the Trump administration imposed sanctions on two United Arab Emirates aviation companies after aiding and providing services toward the biggest Iranian airline.
The Treasury explained that Parthia Cargo and Delta Parts Supply FZC contributed essential parts and other logistics services to Mahan Air in carrying Tehran’s ‘maligned agenda,’ such as transporting “terrorists and lethal cargo to Syria” in support of President Bashar Assad’s regime.
“Today, the United States continued its maximum pressure campaign against Iran by designating two companies and one individual for procuring parts for Mahan Air.”Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State
According to the Treasury, criminal charges were filed versus Parthia Cargo and Mahdavi separately by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia on Monday. The charges associate to the affirmed unlicensed exportation controlled aircraft components to Iran.
Moreover, the Treasury also hit sanctions on Amin Mahdavi, a UAE-based Iranian national, for the recognized ownership and regulation of the Parthia Cargo.
“Mahan Air has a long record of ferrying weapons and terrorists around the world for Iran,” the nation’s top diplomat added.
Mahan Airline is currently blacklisted in U.S. agencies in fighting terrorism and proliferators of threats toward mass destruction.
Moreover, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement that the United States would recommence taking action against those sustaining the mentioned airline.
“The Iranian regime uses Mahan Air as a tool to spread its destabilizing agenda around the world, including to the corrupt regimes in Syria and Venezuela.”Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin
Since the rejection of the U.N. Security Council, Washington, to extend international arms on the country, the U.S. President Donald Trump administration proposed to advance for a re-imposition of all United Nations embargoes on Iran.
The arms restriction on Iran has been set to conclude on Oct. 18 following Tehran’s 2015 nuclear contract with world connections.
The U.S. administration has a long series of accusations towards Mahar Air of deporting IRGC-supplied weaponry and organization in support of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government and Lebanon’s Hezbollah campaign.
In context, President Donald Trump began re-imposing sanctions that had been raised under the reconciliation since tensions between Washington and Tehran have fired up after the announcement of Trump that he is withdrawing the United States on the Iran nuclear deal 2015.
“We will be instituting the highest level of economic sanction… Any nation that helps Iran in its quest for nuclear weapons could also be strongly sanctioned by the United States.”President Donald Trump stated during a speech in May 2020