The Trump administration revealed a new round of sanctions against companies related to Iran’s “terrorist-affiliated airline,” saying international corporations were illegally aiding the Tehran-based carrier.
“This Thailand-based company has disregarded numerous U.S. warnings, issued publicly and delivered bilaterally to the Thai government, to sever ties with Mahan Air,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. “This action should serve as a warning that the U.S. is intent on ensuring that the aviation industry ceases providing services to, and profiting from, this terrorist-affiliated airline.”
“Treasury is cutting off yet another service provider acting on behalf of Mahan Air, a sanctioned airline that transports soldiers and supplies to Assad and fuels terrorist activities across the region,” Mnuchin added.
The new sanctions come hours after President Trump slammed former Secretary of State John Kerry over his recent “illegal meetings” with senior members of the Iranian regime.