PayPal said Thursday it will end selling items it says Iran is supporting its outlawed Hezbollah militia.
The San Francisco-based company said it will cease accepting goods from Iran for payments under a deal struck last year to cut Tehran’s influence in the Middle East.
“Today, we are ending our business relationship with Iran,” PayPal said in a statement.
“We will continue to provide support to Iran and other allies in the fight against ISIL (ISIS).”
In the statement, PayPal said it had previously been working with Iran to improve sanctions relief, and that the new agreement would help ease sanctions.
The PayPal statement was not immediately available.
It was the latest in a series of announcements by PayPal aimed at making the world more transparent.
In May, the company said that it would stop providing financial services to Iran, which was banned in 2015 for its support of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC.
The company has been cooperating with the United Nations to combat the IRGC’s proxy war in Syria and Iraq, and has a subsidiary in the country.
In July, PayPal announced that it will no longer accept donations from countries where human rights abuses are rampant.