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US Imposes Sanctions on Chinese and Belarusian Firms for Assisting Pakistan’s Ballistic Missile Program

US Imposes Sanctions on Chinese and Belarusian Firms for Assisting Pakistan's Ballistic Missile Program

The imposition of sanctions by the United States on Chinese and Belarusian companies allegedly involved in aiding Pakistan’s ballistic missile program underscores Washington’s commitment to nonproliferation efforts and international security. By targeting entities like Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant, Xi’an Longde Technology Development Company Limited, Tianjin Creative Source International Trade Co Ltd, and Granpect Company Limited under Executive Order 13382, the US aims to deter further proliferation activities and prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems.

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These sanctions, which freeze the assets of the designated companies in the US and prohibit transactions with them by US individuals and entities, send a clear message about the consequences of engaging in activities that undermine global nonproliferation efforts. The US State Department’s action reflects its determination to hold accountable those involved in facilitating the development and proliferation of ballistic missile technology.

It’s essential for nations to adhere to international norms and commitments regarding nonproliferation to maintain global security and stability. By imposing targeted sanctions, the United States seeks to reinforce these norms and prevent the proliferation of weapons that pose a threat to international peace and security.