U.S. sanctions on Iraqi company and Iran-associated person

The United States imposed sanctions on a person and a mining services company linked to Iran on Friday.

The U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement on its website that the blacklisted person is linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' (IRGC) Quds Forces.

The ministry said it had imposed sanctions on a mining services company and its owner for allegedly helping to support Iran's Quds Force for making an effort to smuggle shipments from Iran to Yemen.

It stated that Amir Diant who holds Iraqi-Iranian nationality has supported Quds Force's smuggling operations for years, including efforts to ship weapons, among them missiles.

In addition to blacklisting Diant, the Office of the United States Attorney General in Washington filed a criminal case against him involving one of his business partners for sanctions violations and money laundering.

"The Iranian regime and its supporters continue to prioritize the financing of the international terrorist organizations at the expense of the health and well-being of the Iranian people," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.



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