The US has imposed sanctions on three China-based corporations for supplying missile-applicable objects for Pakistan’s ballistic missile programme, the State Division mentioned.
Within the designation, the US State Division mentioned on Friday that the sanctions had been being imposed as a part of the worldwide nonproliferation regime.
“Today, we are designating three entities pursuant to Executive Order 13382, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery. These three entities, based in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), have worked to supply missile- applicable items to Pakistan’s ballistic missile programme,” the State Division mentioned in a press release.
China, an all-weather ally of Pakistan, has been the primary provider of arms and defence gear to Islamabad’s navy modernisation programme.
The three corporations embrace Normal Know-how Restricted, Beijing Luo Luo Know-how Growth Co Ltd, and Changzhou Utek Composite Firm Ltd.
They had been sanctioned for having engaged or tried to interact, in actions or transactions which have materially contributed to, or pose a threat of materially contributing to, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction or their technique of supply (together with missiles able to delivering such weapons), together with any efforts to fabricate, purchase, possess, develop, transport, switch or use such objects, by Pakistan.
Normal Know-how Restricted has labored to produce brazing supplies, that are used to hitch elements in ballistic missile rocket engines, and within the manufacturing of combustion chambers.
Beijing Luo Luo Know-how Growth Co Ltd. has labored to produce mandrels and different equipment, which can be utilized within the manufacturing of strong propellant rocket motors and might be managed by the Missile Know-how Management Regime.
Changzhou Utek Composite Firm Ltd. has labored since 2019 to produce D-glass glass fibre, quartz material, and excessive silica material, all of which have functions in missile techniques.
The actions show that the USA will proceed to behave in opposition to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, their technique of supply, and related procurement actions of concern, wherever they happen, State Division spokesperson Matthew Miller mentioned.
The US is dedicated to strengthening the worldwide nonproliferation regime by taking motion to disrupt procurement networks supporting proliferation actions of concern, the US mentioned. The sanctions come days after Pakistan carried out the launch of the Ababeel ballistic missile system.