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US imposes fresh sanctions over Iran drone procurement

The US Treasury Department designated four entities and three people, including one based in Turkey, accused of aiding Iran's drone and weapons programs.
The US Treasury building in Washington, DC, on Dec. 19, 2021.

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Tuesday unveiled new sanctions targeting individuals in Iran and Turkey accused of procuring equipment, including European-made engines, for the Islamic Republic's drone and weapons programs. 

In coordination with the FBI, the US Treasury Department designated four entities and three people it said were part of a network operating on behalf of Iran’s Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics, which oversees several firms involved in developing the country’s drone and ballistic missile technology. 

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