The US Treasury has slapped the Chinese Military Commission’s Equipment Development Department with sanctions, accusing the agency of violating US sanctions against Moscow by buying 10 Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and Russia’s S-400 surface-to-air missile system.
The Trump administration says it has yet to make a decision on whether to sanction other potential buyers of the Russian air defense system.
The S-400 is currently operated by Russia, China and Belarus, but Turkey, India, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Iraq have also expressed interest in the system.
The sanctions are being enforced through the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) introduced and signed into law in August 2017.
The White House official said China purchased the Su-35’s in December 2017, and several S-400’s in January 2018.
President Donald Trump gave the Treasury Department the authority to impose sanctions against Russia. Washington added 33 Russian officials and entities to its Russian defense and intelligence sector blacklist, subjecting anyone who does business with these persons and entities to sanctions under CAATSA.
We will continue to vigorously implement CAATSA and urge all countries to curtail relationships with Russia’s defense and intelligence sectors, both of which are linked to malign activities worldwide.
The US’s latest round of sanctions against Russia were introduced over what Washington claimed was Russia’s use of the faked chemical weapons against former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the southern English town of Salisbury.
The USA and its NATO allies have hit Moscow with several waves of sanctions since the 2014 Ukraine crisis and Crimea’s reunification with Russia.
US congressmen have also called for additional sanctions against Russia over its alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. Moscow has dismissed the meddling claims as “absurd.”
Russia forms a military threat against the global hegemony of the USA, while China pushes the evil Zionist entity economically of the map. Washington is desperately fighting back, but so far it doesn’t seem that these measures can turn back the tide.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point Hegemony News 2018.