U.S. slaps sanctions on Iranian airline over proliferation

  • Thursday 12, December 2019 10:27 AM
  • U.S. slaps sanctions on Iranian airline over proliferation
Sharjah24 – Reuters: The United States on Wednesday (December 11) imposed new sanctions on Iran's biggest airline and its shipping industry, accusing them of transporting lethal aid from Iran to Yemen and weapons of mass destruction proliferation.
Washington targeted three general sales agents of Mahan Air over the role the airline has played in weapons of mass destruction proliferation, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters.

The new sanctions come just days after a weekend prisoner swap between the historic foes, a rare act of cooperation since tensions escalated after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear accord.