US planning to target Iran drone, guided missile programs with sanctions

 US planning to target Iran drone, guided missile programs with sanctions
142     12:10     30 07 2021    
The U.S. is reportedly planning to issue sanctions targeting Iran’s drone and guided missile programs, with officials citing potential threats to U.S. national security.

The Wall Street Journal reported that U.S. officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the planned actions are aimed at disrupting the development of Iran’s weapons program.

A senior U.S. official told the news outlet, “It’s part of a comprehensive approach so we’re dealing with all aspects of the Iranian threat.”

While the U.S. has previously levied sanctions against some of Iran’s missile programs, the upcoming sanctions would specifically target groups that provide parts used to build drones and missiles and other weapons supply networks.

The officials said that the sanctions would be separate from the Biden administration’s ongoing efforts to pressure Iran to return to compliance with the 2015 nuclear agreement and to engage in talks on negotiating a new deal.
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