‘We’re going to continue to disrupt’: US warns Pakistan of ‘potential risk of sanctions’ for doing trade with Iran

Apr24,2024



New Delhi: The United States warned on Wednesday Pakistan about the potential risk of restrictions“and stressed its commitment to disrupt and take action against Spreading Network involved in business transactions iran,
Vedanta Patel, principal deputy spokesman for the US State Department, said, “We will continue to disrupt and take action against proliferation networks and weapons of mass destruction procurement activities wherever they occur.”
He advised anyone considering business deals with Iran to be aware of the potential risk of sanctions, while acknowledging that the Pakistan government can speak for itself about its foreign policy.
Patel said, “Let me say broadly that we advise anyone considering a trade deal with Iran to be aware of the potential risk of sanctions. But ultimately, the Pakistan government is determined by its foreign policy.” You can talk about it yourself.”
Patel said the sanctions were imposed because entities based in China and Belarus were found supplying equipment and other items to Pakistan's ballistic missile programme. He specifically noted that these entities were proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their means of distribution.
“Sanctions were imposed because these were entities that were proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and the means of their delivery. These were entities based in the PRC (People's Republic of China) in Belarus, and we have seen that they supplied the equipment and other applicable items for Pakistan's ballistic missile programme,” Patel said.
In light of Iranian President Raisi's recent visit to Pakistan and the signing of eight bilateral agreements between the two countries, Patel hinted at the possibility of these relations being affected by sanctions due to Iran's position in the international community. The agreements covered areas such as veterinary medicine and animal health, judicial assistance in civil matters and security matters.
Last week, the US State Department designated four entities, including the Belarus-based Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant and three Chinese entities, to target proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery. It was found that these entities had supplied missile-applied items to Pakistan's long-range missile programme, including its ballistic missile programme.
(with inputs from agencies)



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