Title: "US Imposes Sanctions Against China and Pakistan." State Department statment imposing sanctions against certain Chinese and Pakistani entities that were involved in an
M-11 missile-related transfer, which is prohibited under US law. (930825)
Translated Title: EU impone sanciones a China y Pakistan.; Adoption de sanctions contre la Chine et le Pakistan. (930825)
U.S. IMPOSES SANCTIONS AGAINST CHINA AND PAKISTAN
(Text: State Department spokesman's statement) (410) Washington -- The United States August 25 imposed "Category Two" sanctions against "certain Chinese and Pakistani entities" that were involved in an M-11 missile-related transfer, which is prohibited under U.S. law, State Department Spokesman Michael McCurry said in a prepared statement.
McCurry told reporters at his news briefing that the affected entities included the Chinese and Pakistani ministries of defense and their sub-agencies.
In his prepared statement, McCurry said Under Secretary of State for International Security Affairs Lynn Davis informed the two nations of the U.S. decision which "follows a close examination of a growing body of evidence over several months."
Category Two sanctions -- which are imposed if the transfer "involves certain items in the MTCR (Missile Control Technology Regime) Annex which contribute to missile development" -- require "denial of new export licenses for MTCR Annex items...and denial of U.S. government contracts relating to MTCR Annex items with the sanctioned entities for two years," McCurry explained.
Following is the text of McCurry's statement: (begin text) This morning, Under Secretary of State for International Security Affairs Lynn E. Davis presented to the governments of China and Pakistan the determination of the U.S. government that certain Chinese and Pakistani entities had engaged in missile-related transfers that required the imposition of sanctions under U.S. law. This decision follows a close examination of a growing body of evidence over several months. The United States made repeated contacts with both governments in an attempt to clarify numerous reports from many sources about an M-11 missile-related transfer from China to Pakistan.
U.S. law calls for the imposition of sanctions on foreign persons who knowingly transfer, to a non-Missile Control Technology Regime (MTCR) country, MTCR Annex items that contribute to development of missiles capable of carrying a payload of 500 kilograms a distance of 300 kilometers, or roughly 1100 pounds over 190 miles.
In this case, the U.S. government has decided to impose what are called "Category II" sanctions. Category II sanctions are imposed if the transfer involves certain items in the MTCR Annex which contribute to missile development.
Category II sanctions require denial of new export licenses for MTCR Annex items, both munitions and dual use items, and denial of U.S. government contracts relating to MTCR Annex items with the sanctioned entities for two years.
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