18 May 2017
In retaliation of imposing sanction on Iranian companies, involved in missile program by Washington on May 18, Iran has in turn blacklisted US citizens and companies.
According to a report, released by Iran’s Foreign Ministry, nine new American companies and citizens were blacklisted due to their cooperation with Israeli, supporting extremist Muslim groups, suppression of regional nations and posing threats to Iran’s national security.
List of US companies, blacklisted by Iran
Huntington Ingalls Industries
Booz Allen Hamilton
Horacio D.Rozanski (CEO of Booz Allen Hamilton)
Roy L. Reed (CEO of KingFisher Systems)
McAlester Army Ammunition Plant
The BIRD Foundation
The BSF Foundation
Re/Max Real Estate
Magnum Research Inc
Military Armament Corporation
Lewis Machine and Tool Company
Bushmaster Firearms International
O.F. Mossberg & Sons
H-S Precision, Inc
The Islamic Republic underlined that it will not stop its missile program amid a new round of sanctions imposed by US on Iranian and Chinese figures for supporting Iran's ballistic missile program.
Iran’s foreign ministry issued a statement saying that the country will continue its missile program in line with its “inalienable and legal right” to upgrade the country’s defensive capabilities, the ministry’s spokesman Bahram Ghasemi wrote on his Telegram channel May 18.
US President Donald Trump on May 17 extended wide sanctions relief for Iran called for under the 2015 international nuclear deal.
Trump imposed narrow penalties on Iranian and Chinese people and companies regarding the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile program.
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