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The United States announced measures against a number of companies for aiding the Russian Federation and the Houthis in the production of UAVs

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr11,2024

The United States announced measures against a number of companies for aiding the Russian Federation and the Houthis in the production of UAVs

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The Commerce Department on Wednesday, April 10, imposed trade restrictions on five companies involved in the production and acquisition of drones for use by Russian forces in the war against Ukraine and the Iranian-backed Houthis in attacks on ships. in the Red Sea.

From now on, suppliers must obtain licenses before supplying goods and technologies to companies included in the list, which this time includes businesses from Russia, the UAE and China, Reuters reports.

The Commerce Department has added Chinese company Jiangxi Xintuo Enterprise Co to the list for supporting Russian troops through the procurement, development and distribution of Russian drones, the ministry said in a statement.

Chinese company Shenzhen Jiasibo Technology Co is included on the list for involvement in a network purchasing aerospace components, including for drones, for an aviation company in Iran.

Three Russian companies – LLC TsTO “Delta-Aero”, PJSC “Aerosila” and the enterprise JSC “ODK-STAR” – also listed for involvement in this network.

"These components are used to develop and manufacture the Shahed series of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) that were used by Iran to attack oil tankers in the Middle East and Russia in Ukraine"– the notice explains.

Two UAE companies, Khalaj Trading LLC and Mahdi Khalaj Amirhosseini, are subject to restrictions for violating Iran sanctions by exporting or attempting to export goods from the US to Iran through the UAE, the document said.

Four companies have been restricted for purchasing American goods to support China's military modernization efforts. These are LINKZOL (Beijing) Technology Co, Xi'an Like Innovative Information Technology Co, Beijing Anwise Technology Co and SITONHOLY (Tianjin) Co.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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