American sanctions against Russian state-owned arms exporter Rosoboronexport go into effect

Washington has imposed sanctions against Rosoboronexport, accusing it of violating the U.S. nonproliferation of weapons in relation to Iran, North Korea, and Syria.

JSC Rosoboronexport is the sole state intermediary agency for Russia's exports/imports of defense-related and dual use products, technologies and services

The decision was made on April 30 and goes into effect on May 9, reported Interfax-Ukraine, citing the U.S. Federal Register.

In accordance with the decision, no departments or agencies of the U.S. administration can conclude contracts for the supply of materials, technologies or services, other than those specified by the Secretary of State. No department or agency of the United States Government may provide any assistance to this company, except to the extent that the Secretary of State may determine. It is forbidden to sell arms and ammunition or to provide services as provided by the Arms Export Control Act.

Additionally, no new individual licenses will be granted for the transfer of items, the export of which is controlled under the Export Administration Act and the Export Administration Regulations.

These restrictive measures will be in place for two years from the date that they go into effect unless otherwise determined by the Secretary of State. This was approved by Christopher Ford, Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Non-Proliferation.

On October 26, the U.S. State Department sent Congress a list of Russian companies and organizations that can be sanctioned. It included the largest Russian companies related to the defense industry: Kalashnikov, Uralvagonzavod, Rosoboronexport, MIG, Sukhoi, Tupolev, Izhmash, Rostekh, Vertolyoti Rossiya, and others.

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