UK newspaper: Sanctions on UAE for violating sanctions on Russia
The United States Treasury, Justice and Trade departments will soon announce a package of sanctions on individuals and entities in the United Arab Emirates that violate Russia’s sanctions.
This followed a recent visit by US and European officials to Abu Dhabi, including James O’Brien, director of the US Sanctions Coordination Office, EU sanctions envoy David O’Sullivan, and David Reid, director of the UK Sanctions Directorate.
The report noted that the visit of Western officials to pressure the UAE to halt its exports of vital goods to Russia and clamp down on suspected sanctions breaches against Moscow.
While the US government said: “It is very concerned that the emirates will become a hub for exporting vital goods such as electronics that can be reused by the Russian military during its war with Ukraine”, with exports of electronic parts from the UAE to Russia about $283 million.