The United States is imposing sanctions on three China-based companies that it said Friday worked to supply missile-capable items to Pakistan’s ballistic missile program.
A US State Department statement identified the companies as General Technology Limited, Beijing Luo Luo Technology Development Co Ltd and Changzhou Utek Composite Company Ltd.
It says General Technology has been working to supply soldering materials used to connect components in ballistic missile rocket engines and in the production of combustion chambers; Beijing Luo Luo had been working to supply mandrels and other machinery that could be used in the production of solid-propellant rocket motors, the US said.
The third company, Changzhou Utek Composite, had been working since 2019 to supply D-glass fiber, quartz fabric and high silica cloth, all of which have applications in missile systems, the statement said.
“Today’s actions demonstrate that the United States will continue to address the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, their means of delivery, and associated procurement activities of concern wherever they occur,” the statement said.
The Chinese Embassy in Washington and Changzhou Utek Composite did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The other two companies could not immediately be reached for comment.
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