The United States issued on Thursday new sanctions against Iran, including against a civilian airline.
The US Treasury Department announced that the Iran-backed Zaynabiyoun Brigade and the Fatemiyoun Division, both based in Syria, providing “material support” to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and should thus be sanctioned.
Additionally, Qeshm Fars Air, an Iranian airline allegedly linked to Mahan Air, which is already sanctioned by the United States was also penalized.
Armenia-based Flight Travel LLC, also connected to Mahan Air, was also blacklisted by the US Treasury Department on Thursday.
Treasury designates two Iranian foreign fighter militias in Syria for providing material support to the IRGC-QF. Also takes action against Qeshm Fars Air, a civilian airline linked to Mahan Air, which has been ferrying weapons to Syria: https://t.co/50lQbFxrHE pic.twitter.com/0fqyBXddSq— Treasury Department (@USTreasury) January 24, 2019
“Flight Travel LLC, located in Yerevan, Armenia is being designated for acting for or on behalf of Mahan Air by serving as a Mahan Air general sales agent (GSA) in Armenia,” the Treasury said.
A GSA is a third party that provides services to an airline under the airline’s brand, including sales and marketing, administrative services, and financial services. F
Flight Travel LLC is now the third company sanctioned by Treasury for acting for or on behalf of Mahan Air as a GSA in the last seven months.