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Steyr Mannlicher

Austria

 

 

In 2004, the Austrian government approved the sale of Steyr Mannlicher HS .50 caliber rifles to the National Iranian Police Organization, according to The Weekly Standard (The Weekly Standard, August 13, 2007).  In 2005, Steyr Mannlicher sold 800 of the rifles for Iranian police forces to use in anti-drug operations, according to an academic journal (Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, April 15, 2008). 

In December 2005, Steyr Mannlicher was sanctioned by the United States under the Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000 from its weapons sale to Iran, according to the U.S. Department of State. The two-year long sanctions bar designated companies from doing business with the United States (United States Department of State, February 7, 2008). 

Steyr Mannlicher has offices and operations in the United States, according to the company’s website (Steyr Mannlicher Website, accessed May 9, 2011).