Administration Issues Iranian Drone-Related Sanctions

The action comes after Iranian drone program targeted U.S. troops in the region. 

On Friday, President Biden’s administration sanctioned a top Iranian military official for his role in the July attack on an Israeli-managed commercial shipping vessel in the Gulf of Oman. In addition, it blacklisted a network of individuals and companies behind Iran’s unmanned aerial vehicle program. 

Iran’s drone program is a component of the Islamic republic’s military support and operations in the Middle East and has been used against U.S. forces and partners in the region. These include actions in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, actions against Saudi and Israeli entities, and their reported use in Ethiopia’s yearlong civil war. 

Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo stated, “Iran’s proliferation of UAVs across the region threatens international peace and stability. Iran and its proxy militias have used UAVs to attack U.S. forces, our partners, and international shipping. Treasury will continue to hold Iran accountable for its irresponsible and violent acts.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That the new sanctions on Iran’s drone program would have the desired effect of reducing the used of their unmanned aerial vehicles. 
  • About Iran’s program for dominance in the region. 
  • About Iran’s ongoing pursuit of nuclear capability and the greater threat that poses. 

Sources: Wall Street Journal, The Hill 


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