The U.S. government imposed sanctions against two Ukrainian air companies; the reason for such decision is that the air carriers cooperate with Iranian and Iraqi companies, which also previously fell under U.S. sanctions.
According to the U.S. Department of Treasury, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated 11 entities and individuals for engaging in support of designated Iranian actors or malicious cyber-enabled activity. The persons sanctioned in today’s actions include one entity engaging in activities in support of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) ballistic missile program; two Ukraine-based entities providing support to designated airlines, including one affiliated with the IRGC-Qods Force (IRGC-QF); and two Iran-based networks responsible for malicious cyber-enabled attacks against the U.S. financial system.’
The U.S. authority also reports that two Ukrainian air companies, Khors and Dart Airlines, were ‘designated pursuant to the global terrorism’ . ‘Both Khors Aircompany and Dart Airlines help Iran’s Caspian Air and Iraq’s Al-Naser Airlines procure U.S.-origin aircraft, as well as crew and services,’ the Department of Treasury said in the statement, indicating that Caspian Air and Al-Naser Airlines fell under the U.S. sanctions in 2011-2015.