The U.S. has sanctioned several Iranian scientists and others involved with Iran’s nuclear proliferation program.
“Our maximum pressure campaign on Iran continues with today’s sanctions on targets involved in the regime’s nuclear program, including former nuclear weapons scientists,” Secretary of State Pompeo said in a March 22 tweet. “We’ll be relentless in denying Iran the ability to engage in WMD proliferation and all its outlaw activities.”
The departments of State and the Treasury announced March 22 that they designated Iranian entities and individuals under Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and WMD delivery systems and their supporters.
The designated individuals and entities are all linked to Iran’s Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research, also known by its Persian acronym, SPND.