27 September 2023

The U.S. designated “five entities and two individuals based in Iran, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Hong Kong, Türkiye and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) involved in the procurement of sensitive parts for Iran’s one-way attack unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) program”. According to the Treasury Department, “this network has facilitated shipments and financial transactions in support of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force Self Sufficiency Jihad Organisation’s (IRGC ASF SSJO) procurement of servomotors, a critical component used in Iran’s Shahed-series UAVs”.

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