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USA: New sanctions applied to Belarusian defense enterprises

12-02-2013, 19:14
USA: New sanctions applied to Belarusian defense enterprises
A radar station made in Belarus

USA imposed sanctions against juridical and physical persons of Belarus, China, Venezuela, Iran, Syria and Sudan by accusing them of violating the non-proliferation regime, news agency ITAR-TASS reports referring to the U.S. Department of State.

According to the U.S. authorities, the actions taken by these companies and citizens could contribute to creating weapons of mass destruction, cruise or ballistic missiles.

The sanctions are imposed on two organisations in Belarus – TM Services Limited (TMS) and the managing company of Radar Systems Holding and its subsidiaries, the State Department said. The sanctions imply that the U.S. government is banned to sign contracts with these companies in order to acquire goods, service and technologies. In addition, these physical and juridical persons cannot buy U.S. arms and military hardware.

TM Services is known to be engaged in security research and development, Radar produces jamming devices which supress operation of communication and tracking systems, etc. In addition, Radar Systems Holding pursues modernization and repair of radar systems and equipment.