US imposes Sanctions on Military Industrial Companies from 7 Countries
Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) On February 11, 2013, the US Department of State announced that the USA has imposed sanctions against Belorussian, Chinese, Iranian, Sudanese, Syrian and Venezuelan military industrial companies. The sanctions have been imposed pursuant to the Iran, North Korea and Syria Nonproliferation Act (INKSNA). The USA has since 1948 been in a permanent state of war and has a military spending comparable to that of the next 10 nations together. It is the worlds largest arms manufacturer and exporter.
Sanctions have been imposed against the Belorussian TM Services Limited and Scientific and Industrial Republic Unitary Enterprise, also known as DB Radar, the Chinese BST Technology and Trade Company, China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CPMIE), Dalian Sunny Industries, and Poly technologies Incorporated, also known as Karl Lee, the Iranian Iran Electronic Industries (IEI) and Marine Industries Organization (MIO) and one Iranian national Milad Jafari, the Sudanese Al-Zargaa Engineering Complex (ZEC) and SMT Engineering, the Syrian Army Supply Bureau (ASB), and the Venezuelan Venezuelan Military Industry Company (CAVIM).
According to the US State Department, the sanctions have been imposed, because there was credible information that indicated, that the companies and individual had transferred or acquired equipment and technology listed on multilateral export control lists, to Iran, the Democratic Peoples´Republic Korea, Iran or Syria.
The USA has since 2011 been actively involved in financing and supervising an armed insurgency and attempted subversion in Syria. The US Ally, Qatar is known to have financed the insurgency with weapons worth billions of US Dollar. In 2007 alone, Qatar transferred the sum of 10 billion USD to the Turkish Foreign Minister and the Freedom and Justice Party of Turkey, to organize the participation of the Turkish Muslim Brotherhood in the subversion.
The USA is providing weapons to the Republic of Korea and entertains military bases in the south of the divided country since an armistice ended direct hostilities in 1953. US influence and hegemony is by many analysts perceived as by far the greatest obstacle against Korean reunification.
The USA entertains military bases in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, and has repeatedly been threatening Iran with military aggression. The USA and NATO have deployed troops to Iran´s neighbor Afghanistan, since the onset of what is euphemistically called the war on terror, in 2001.