US imposes new sanctions on Iran for providing drones for Russia
07 Jan 2023 10:34am
A drones flies over Kyiv during an attack in Oct 2022 - Sergei Supinsky/AFP/ Getty images
"The Iranian regime’s military support to Russia not only fuels the conflict in Ukraine but has also resulted in violations of UN Security Council resolution 2231," reported Anadolu Agency citing Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
"Iran has now become Russia's top military backer. Iran must cease its support for Russia's unprovoked war of aggression in Ukraine, and we will continue to use every tool at our disposal to disrupt and delay these transfers and impose costs on actors engaged in this activity".
The new wave of sanctions target seven individuals in leadership positions with Qods Aviation Industries (QAI), an Iranian defence manufacturer responsible for the design and production of unmanned aerial vehicles and of Iran's Aerospace Industries Organisation (AIO), the main organisation responsible for overseeing Iran’s ballistic missile programmes. - Bernama
An Israeli artillery unit is pictured near the border with the Gaza Strip on Dec 5, 2023, amid continuing battles between Israel and the Hamas. Photo by Gil Cohen-Magen/AFP
Hamas and Islamic Jihad fighters pose for a picture after handing over hostages to the Red Cross in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip on Nov 28. Photo by AFP.