U.S. Treasury Department put a number of petrochemical companies and 20 ships on the sanctions list on Iran

The U.S. Treasury Department has put a number of Iranian petrochemical companies, as well as 20 ships on the sanctions list.

This is reported by TASS, citing a statement from the agency.

Restrictions were introduced against Bushehr Petrochemical Company, Shiraz Petrochemical Company, Chinese shipping companies Global Marine Ship Management and Shanghai Xuanrun Shipping Company Limited, Vietnamese oil and gas company Golden Lotus Oil Gas and Real Estate Joint Stock Company, as well as Swedish Management of the United Arab Emirates.

The blacklist includes two dozen tankers carrying petrochemicals, dry cargo vessels under flags of Vietnam, China, Panama and so on.

Earlier, the UN experts said that the legality of US sanctions against Iran is questionable from the point of view of international law.