US Imposes Sanctions on Entities for Supplying Ballistic Missile Components to Pakistan

JNS: The United States has imposed sanctions on several entities for allegedly supplying ballistic missile components to Pakistan. The State Department announced on Friday that three Chinese entities and one Belarusian entity have been sanctioned for their involvement in supplying items related to ballistic missiles to Pakistan.

In a press release, US State Department Spokesman Matthew Miller stated, “The United States is committed to strengthening the global nonproliferation regime by taking action to disrupt procurement networks supporting proliferation activities of concern.” He further added, “Today, we are designating four entities pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery.”

According to Miller, the sanctioned entities have supplied missile-applicable items to Pakistan’s ballistic missile programs, including its long-range missile program. The designated entities include Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant, Xi’an Longde Technology Development Company Limited, Tianjin Creative Source International Trade Co Ltd, and Granpect Co. Ltd.

Miller emphasised that these entities have engaged in activities or transactions that have materially contributed to, or pose a risk of materially contributing to, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or their means of delivery, including any efforts to manufacture, acquire, possess, develop, transport, transfer, or use such items, by Pakistan.

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