President Ebrahim Raisi (2nd from L) and military commanders at the unveiling ceremony for Iran’s ballistic missile, Tehran, June 6, 2023
The US has sanctioned seven individuals and six entities in Iran, China, and Hong Kong over the Iranian ballistic missile program.
The Treasury issued Tuesday’s blacklist on those who helped procure parts and technology.
Iran’s Defense Attache in Beijing, Davoud Damghani, is accused of coordinating military-related procurements from China for Iranian end-users, including subsidiaries of the Defense Ministry and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL).
The Treasury described centrifuge sales to Parchin Chemical Industries, dual-use metals sales to its intermediary P.B. Sadr, and MODAFL’s electronics procurement. Both PCI and P.B. Sadr are already under US sanctions.
Treasury Undersecretary Brian Nelson said, “The United States will continue to target illicit transnational procurement networks that covertly support Iran’s ballistic missile production and other military programs.”
The announcement came hours after Iran presented its first domestically-made hypersonic ballistic missile.
President Ebrahim Raisi presided over the unveiling ceremony of the Fattah, with a declared range of 1,400 km (870 miles), speeds of Mach 13-15, and the ability to destroy anti-missile shields.