Imposing Sanctions on Network Supporting Iran’s Missile and Military Programs

June 6, 2023

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Matthew Miller

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Department Spokesperson

Today, the United States is imposing sanctions on a procurement network of seven individuals and six entities in Iran and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for supporting the activities of Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics, Parchin Chemicals Industries, and P.B. Sadr, all of which are U.S.-designated entities as key actors in Iran’s ballistic missile program.

Today’s actions include the designation of Iran’s Defense Attaché in Beijing, Davoud Damghani, who has coordinated defense-related procurements from the PRC for Iranian end-users.

The United States remains firmly committed to using every tool at our disposal to disrupt Iran’s procurement networks, and we will work with allies and partners to hold Iran accountable for its actions.

Today’s action is being taken pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery.