Biden’s handlers lift sanctions on two Iranian ‘key producers of military-grade goods for Iran’s missile programs’
But it wasn’t a political decision, and has nothing whatsoever to do with the nuclear talks! Was someone paid off to do this? We’ll never know, because those who have the responsibility to investigate such questions are just as corrupt, if not more so, as those they would be investigating. And anyway, what could possibly go wrong? It’s a religion of peace!
“Intel: US lifts Iran-related sanctions, says no connection to nuclear deal,” by Elizabeth Hagedorn, Al-Monitor, October 8, 2021:
The US Treasury Department delisted Iran-based entities on Friday that were sanctioned by the Trump administration for their alleged involvement in Iran’s ballistic missile program.
The department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) determined Mammut Industrial Group and its subsidiary, Mammut Diesel, are no longer blocked under Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their supporters. The two entities were removed from OFAC’s list of Specially Designated Nationals.
The Trump administration sanctioned Mammut Industrial Group and Mammut Diesel in September 2020, accusing them of being “key producers and suppliers of military-grade, dual-use goods for Iran’s missile programs.”
A spokesperson for the Treasury Department speaking on the condition of anonymity declined to say whether there was a change in behavior from Mammut Industrial Group and Mammut Diesel. The spokesperson stressed, however, there was no connection between Friday’s action and the Biden administration’s efforts to bring Iran back to the bargaining table in Vienna.
“These delistings do not reflect any change in US government sanctions policy towards Iran. They have nothing to do with JCPOA negotiation efforts,” the spokesperson said, using the acronym for the 2015 nuclear accord. “The United States will continue to counter Iran’s destabilizing activities, including through implementation of our sanctions.”
Why it matters: Mammut Industries was designated by the Trump administration for supporting the production of ballistic missile equipment for Iran’s Aerospace Industries Organization, specifically Shahid Hemmat Industrial Group, which the Treasury described as “Iran’s primary developer of liquid propelled missiles.”…