US, EU Impose Sanctions on Iran's Drone Industry

Department of State

The United States is sanctioning four Iranian entities and one Iranian individual connected with the development, manufacture, and proliferation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which the Iranian regime provides to Russia and militant proxies and partners to prolong conflict and destabilize the region. These designations were issued concurrently with the European Union's imposing of sanctions against individuals and entities involved in Iran's UAV industry. We applaud the first use of the EU's new sanctions authority targeting Iranian destabilizing behavior and support for terrorism in the Middle East.

Our targets include four entities associated with U.S.-designated Rayan Roshd Afzar Company, as well as an Iranian executive of Iran Aviation Industries Organization, a subsidiary of the U.S.-designated Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics, which oversees UAV manufacturers including Iran Aircraft Manufacturing Industrial Company and Qods Aviation Industries.

This action was taken pursuant to E.O. 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery. It builds on Treasury's February 2, 2024; March 20, 2024; April 18, 2024; and April 25, 2024 actions targeting third-country procurement networks and executives supporting and overseeing Iranian UAV and missile production. For more info this action, see Treasury's press release [].

/Public Release. This material from the originating organization/author(s) might be of the point-in-time nature, and edited for clarity, style and length. Mirage.News does not take institutional positions or sides, and all views, positions, and conclusions expressed herein are solely those of the author(s).View in full here.