US says Thai company helped blacklisted Iran airline
The US government on Friday imposed sanctions on a Thailand-based company it says provides services to an Iranian airline that Washington accuses of supporting terrorist activities directed by Iran’s government.
The US Treasury Department said in a statement that My Aviation Co. Ltd. in Bangkok, “provides cargo services to Mahan Air, to include freight booking,” as well as passenger booking. Mahan Air’s website lists six weekly flights to the Thai capital, Bangkok.
It said the privately owned airline “has routinely flown fighters and materiel to Syria to prop up the Assad regime, which has contributed to mass atrocities in the country and the displacement of millions of civilians.”