3 February 2023

The U.S. sanctioned “eight senior executives of… an Iran-based firm that was previously sanctioned by the U.S. and EU for manufacturing Shahed-series unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force (IRGC ASF)”. The State Department highlighted that “Russia is using Iran-produced UAVs in attacks against civilians and civilian infrastructure in Ukraine. The Iranian regime’s military support for Russia helps fuel Russia’s brutal war against Ukraine and has also resulted in violations of UN Security Council resolution 2231, which prohibits Iran’s provision of military UAVs to Russia without advance, case-by-case approval of the UN Security Council”. In addition, the U.S. designated two Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN) vessels.

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