U.S. sanctions 30 firms, individuals for aiding Iran

The United States has imposed sanctions on 30 foreign companies or individuals for transferring sensitive technology to Iran for its missile program or for violating export controls on Iran, North Korea and Syria, the State Department said on Friday.Eleven companies or individuals from China, North Korea or the United Arab Emirates were sanctioned for technology transfers that could boost Tehran’s ballistic missile program, the State Department said in a statement.

Nineteen entities or individuals were sanctioned for other violations under the Iran, North Korea and Syria Nonproliferation Act, it said. They are believed to have transferred or acquired sensitive technology that could contribute to development of weapons of mass destruction.

The eleven entities sanctioned under the INKSNA on March 21 specifically for transfers to Iran’s missile program are:

Beijing Zhong Ke Electric Co. Ltd. (ZKEC) (China)
Dalian Zenghua Maoyi Youxian Gongsi (China)
Jack Qin (Chinese individual)
Jack Wang (Chinese individual)
Karl Lee [aka Li Fangwei] (Chinese individual)
Ningbo New Century Import and Export Company Limited (China)
Shenzhen Yataida High-Tech Company Ltd (China)
Sinotech (Dalian) Carbon and Graphite Corporation (SCGC) (China)
Sky Rise Technology [aka Reekay Technology Limited] (China)
Saeng Pil Trading Corporation (SPTC) (North Korea)
Mabrooka Trading (United Arab Emirates)

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