America wants to impose new sanctions against Iran
Rapporteur- Farbod Dehghani: Americans have imposed broad sanctions against Iran immediately after the victory of Islamic Revolution, , in their most recent effort, seeking to impose sanctions against Iranian Revolutionary Guards and Mahan Airlines, in a plan called Iran’s non-nuclear sanctions law.
Designers of the new law say that the Iranian airline Mahan is helping to spread of terrorism and extremism. ,so they decided to boycott the company's flights.
US Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) are urging Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to sanction all entities partnering with the private Iranian airline, Mahan Air. The US Department of the Treasury has designated Mahan Air for its support for terrorism and funneling of weapons to Hezbollah and to the Assad regime in Syria, yet the airline continues to operate with a network of partners throughout Europe.
“As Mahan Air continues to operate and even expand its international business network, it is clear that tough words from the administration are not enough. It is time to impose sanctions now on companies aiding Mahan Air,” the senators wrote. “We urge you to immediately identify to us all known entities engaged in commercial transactions with Mahan Air and take action now to sanction those companies, including freezing all assets of those entities found under U.S. jurisdiction.”
The full text of the letter is below.
Mahan Air relies on a host of local partners who provide financial and other services in order for it to maintain a robust international flight network. Those working with Mahan Air should understand that they will be sanctioned by the United States for supporting terrorism. We urge you to immediately identify to us all known entities engaged in commercial transactions with Mahan Air and take action now to sanction those companies, including freezing all assets of those entities found under U.S. jurisdiction.
We are also aware that Tehran is in the process of purchasing a large number of commercial airliners. We ask you to monitor and ensure that, even under the suspension of enforcement of nuclear-related sanctions, no U.S. aircraft equipment is ever diverted to Mahan Air. Strong and swift sanctions enforcement is vital to hold Iran to account for its ongoing support of terrorism, ballistic missile development, and human rights violations. (1)