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The US has announced sanctions on three companies based in China, alleging their involvement in aiding Pakistan’s ballistic missile program.
According to a recent State Department release, the companies include General Technology Limited, Beijing Luo Luo Technology Development Co Ltd, and Changzhou Utek Composite Company Ltd. The statement detailed that General Technology aimed to provide brazing materials vital for the production of ballistic missile rocket engines.
Beijing Luo Luo was implicated in supplying machinery, such as mandrels, which have a role in creating solid-propellant rocket motors. Meanwhile, since 2019, Changzhou Utek Composite has been cited for its endeavor to supply materials like D-glass fiber, quartz fabric, and high silica cloth, all integral to missile systems.
The department emphasized its commitment by stating, “Today’s actions demonstrate that the United States will continue to act against proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, their means of delivery, and associated procurement activities of concern, wherever they occur.”