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WASHINGTON, February 9 (Itar-Tass) – The United States has imposed sanctions against juridical and physical persons of Belarus, China, Venezuela, Iran, Syria and Sudan by accusing them of violating the non-proliferation regime, the State Department reported on Saturday.
The sanctions are imposed on two organisations in Belarus – TM Services Limited (TMS) and the managing company of Radar Systems Holding and its subsidiaries, the State Department said.
In addition, five physical and juridical persons from China (BST Technology and Trade Company, China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CPMIEC), LIMMT, Poly Technologies Incorporated and Carl Li; three persons from Iran (Iran Electronics Industries IEI, Marine Industries Organisation MIO, as well as Milad Jafari; two persons from Sudan (Al-Zarqa Engineering Complex and SMT Engineering); the state-run Venezuelan Military-Industrial Company will be included in the blacklist. Sanctions will be imposed on their subsidiaries.
According to the U.S. authorities, the actions taken by these companies and citizens could contribute to creating weapons of mass destructions, cruise or ballistic missiles.
The sanctions imply that the U.S. government is banned to sign contracts with these companies in order to acquire goods, service and technologies. In addition, these physical and juridical persons cannot buy U.S. arms and military hardware.
A decision to impose sanctions was taken on December 20, 2012. It came into effect on February 5, 2013. A corresponding resolution was signed by Deputy Assistant Secretary for Non-proliferation Programmes Simon Limage. The sanctions will be effective for two years. They can be lifted ahead of time under the decision of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.