US to impose sanctions on Iran shipping group involved in missile program

The United States is imposing new sanctions on Iran's largest shipping company and airline for helping the Islamic Republic develop ballistic missiles, announced Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a State Department briefing on Wednesday. The sanctions will impact the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and it's China-based subsidiary, E-Sail Shipping, and Mahan Air. These companies helped Iran with its weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs. "These programs involved the...