The US imposes new controls on military exports to Russia, China, Cuba and Venezuela
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US has introduced new controls on sales of military technology to Russia, China, Cuba and Venezuela, the Commerce Department reported.
January 14, 2021
“The Commerce Department imposed new controls on any US technology and specific activities of US citizens that may be supporting military intelligence end-uses and end-users in China, Cuba, Russia and Venezuela, as well as in countries that support terrorism” said the statement.
The text adds that the BIS is also establishing controls to prevent US citizens from supporting unauthorized weapons of mass destruction programs, including production facilities and delivery systems.
The Department of Commerce also reported that the BIS is expanding the requirements for export licenses, re-export and local transfers to military or intelligence end customers and end customers in China, Russia and Venezuela, beyond the existing controls required by Regulations for Export Administration.
“These restrictions will also apply to countries sponsors of terrorism or on which they weigh embargoes,” adds the text.
The department reported that the measures will take effect on March 16, and will affect:
- the Directorate of Military Intelligence and the Directorate of Military Counterintelligence;
- the Chinese Intelligence Bureau;
- the Corps of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard;
- the General Bureau of Reconnaissance of North Korea;
- the Main Board of the High Staff of the Russian Armed Forces;
- the Syrian Military Intelligence Service;
- the General Directory of Military Counterintelligence of Venezuela