March 18, 2020 / 2:29 PM / 16 days ago

U.S. sanctions Chinese, S.African companies over Iran, petrochemicals

WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) - The United States has targeted a number of Chinese, Hong Kong and South African companies in a fresh round of Iran-related sanctions regarding petrochemicals, according to the U.S. State Department said in a statement on Wednesday.

The entities targeted include Hong Kong-based Mcfly Plastic Hk Ltd, Saturn Oasis Co, Sea Charming Shipping Company Ltd; South Africa’s SPI International Proprietary Ltd And Main Street 1095; and Chinese companies Dalian Golden Sun Import & Export Co. Ltd., Tianyi International (Dalian) Co. Ltd. and Aoxing Ship Management (Shanghai) Ltd.

The sanctions also targeted Iranian entity Armed Forces Social Security Investment Company, the statement said. (Reporting by Susan Heavey Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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