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US puts Chinese, Pakistani companies on entity list

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

The on Monday placed 12 foreign companies, including several entities from and one from Pakistan, among others, in its entity list to ensure that sensitive technologies do not fall into the hands of those who would threaten its national security.

The 12 entities making it to the list include four companies with locations in both and Hong Kong, and a further two Chinese, one Pakistani and five Emirati persons, the said.

"The will vigorously defend against any action which could harm American citizens or our nation's security. We are putting individuals, businesses and organisations across the world on notice that they will be held accountable for supporting Iran's activities and other illicit schemes," said

"Moreover, we cannot allow China's civil-military integration strategy to undermine US national security through prohibited orchestrated by state actors," Ross said after the and the issued an update to the entity list.

The four new entities located in both and Hong Kong attempted to procure US-origin commodities that would have supported Iran's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and military programmes, in violation of US export controls, an said.

Separately, four Emirati persons are included for obtaining US-origin items for an existing entity list member without a license and for a denied party, Mahan Air, which is currently subject to a temporary denial order.

Two other Chinese entities participated in the prohibited export of controlled technology, which was then supplied to organisations affiliated with the People's

"Additionally, one Pakistani company is included on the update for procuring on behalf of that country's unsafeguarded nuclear activities," the said.

Another person in the UAE refused to support a BIS end-use check, which is cause for admission to the entity list, it added.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 06:55 IST