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U.S. Sanctions International Firms Dealing Arms To Iran

29 September 2004 -- The United States today slapped sanctions on firms from Belarus, North Korea, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, China, and on two Indian men for selling weapons to Iran.

The State Department said the sanctions were imposed because the companies in question sold weapons or cruise and ballistic missile technology and equipment to Iran.

The penalties include a ban on the firms and individuals doing business with the U.S. government, a ban on U.S. assistance and the automatic denial of U.S. export licenses to them.