Iran sanctions 15 USA companies for human rights abuse

Iran has imposed sanctions on fifteen USA companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperating with Israel against Palestinians.

"The sanctioned companies have, directly and/or indirectly, been involved in the brutal atrocities committed by the Zionist regime in the occupied Palestinian territories", the statement said, as cited by the news agency.

The government also implemented sanctions on 19 companies or people found to have "transferred to, or acquired from, Iran, North Korea, or Syria goods, services, or technology listed on multilateral export control lists, or on USA national control lists, or other items that could make a material contribution to the development of weapons of mass destruction or missile proliferation", the State Department stated.

In Tehran, Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri, deputy chief of staff of Iran's armed forces, said the USA claims of the confrontation in the Gulf were based on "false reports or ulterior motives", the state news agency IRNA reported. USA lawmakers indicated they would see Iran's Revolutionary Guards listed as a terrorist organization.

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The agency quoted Iran's foreign ministry as saying the companies had "flagrantly violated human rights" and cooperated with Israel in its "terrorism" against the Palestinians and the expansion of Jewish settlements. Iran's new sanctions comes after the Trump administration in February sanctioned more than two dozen people and companies in retaliation for a recent ballistic missile test.

The following companies are put into the blacklist of anti-humanitarian companies sanctioned by the government of Iran; BENI Tal, United Technologies produces, RAYTHEON, ITT Corporation, Re/Max Real Estate, Oshkosh Corporation, Magnum Research Inc, Magnum Research Inc., Kahr Arms, M۷ Aerospace, Military Armament Corporation, Lewis Machine and Tool Company, Daniel Defense, Bushmaster Firearms International, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, and H-S Precision, Inc. It also said any of the company's assets in Iran could be seized.

The nuclear deal saw Iran agree to limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of some economic sanctions.

  • Phil Peters