The U.S. expanded sanctions lists by adding six individuals and three organizations that contributed to the oil supply to the Syrian government. According to the U.S. Treasury, among them, were such Russian companies as the Global Vision Group and Promsyrioimport.
The US authorities have disclosed a scheme, which bypassing Washington’s sanctions, enabled the supply of Iranian oil to Syria through Russian companies. According to the U.S. Treasury, the Global Vision Group is a Russian company owned by the Syrian businessman, Mohammad Amer Alchwiki. The businessmen and his companies are considered as key elements of the scheme that enabled oil supply from Iran to Syria. Alchwiki is also included in the sanctions list.
In addition, the U.S. sanctions involved Deputy Director General of Promsyrioimport, Andrey Dogaev, two Iranians, one Lebanese and one Iraqi citizen, as well as Tadbir Kish Medical and Pharmaceutical company registered in Iran.
Please be reminded that in early November, the U.S. Treasury Department has already expanded sanctions against the Russian Federation due to the invasion of the Donbas and the occupation of the eastern regions of Ukraine and Crimea.