The US slapped the military organization of China as a form of punishment restraining the financial sanctions for purchasing the missiles and fighter jets from Russia as it generated constraint on Moscow over its “malign activities”.
Trump administration first time aimed the 3rd country along with CAATSA sanctions formulated for punishing Russia for its takeover of Crimea and other deeds.
According to the State Department of US, this sanctions was involving the parliamentary regulations against the Equipment Development Department of the Defence Ministry of China for purchasing Russian Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets and S-400 air missiles.
The State Department also declared at the same time that they were assigning 33 actors from Russia linked with military and intelligence brunch on the blacklist of sanctions under the CAATSA rules.
A senior administration official informed the journalists, dictating on the hidden identity, “ The ultimate target of these sanctions in Russia.”
“CAATSA sanctions in this context are not intended to undermine the defence capabilities of any particular country. They are aimed at imposing costs on Russia in response to its malign activities.”
Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act or CAATSA was passed in 2017, as an effective weapon which scopes the Trump administration more effective ways to aim Russia, North Korea, Iran with political and financial sanctions.
The state department explained that CAATSA generates from the country’s invasion in Ukraine, incorporation of Crimea along with Cyber interruption in the 2016 elections and others antagonistic activities, regarded to Russia.