US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (File photo)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (File photo)

US sanctions 7 entities, 2 persons over alleged ties to Iran shipping companies

ANI | Updated: Jan 15, 2021 23:56 IST


Washington [US], January 15 (ANI/Sputnik): The United States has designated seven entities and two individuals for allegedly flouting US sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced in a statement on Friday.

"In June 2020, the State Department sanctioned the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) pursuant to Executive Order 13382 (WMD Proliferators and Their Supporters)," Pompeo said.
"We have warned the industry that those who do business with IRISL, its subsidiaries, and other Iranian shipping entities, risk sanctions. Today, we are sanctioning seven entities and two individuals for such conduct," he added. (ANI/Sputnik)

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