The EU is preparing further sanctions against Iran

The EU is preparing further sanctions against Iran
The EU is preparing further sanctions against Iran

The EU is preparing further sanctions against Iran

The foreign ministers of the European Union meet as scheduled in Brussels Impose more sanctions on IranToday, Monday, in response to the EU’s condemnation of Tehran’s widespread use of violence against peaceful protesters.

In this regard, EU Foreign Affairs Commissioner Josep Borrell said today: “Europe will ratify a package of additional sanctions against those responsible for the crackdown on protests in Iran.”

Borrell added: “Yesterday I conveyed the European concerns to the Iranian foreign minister,” stressing that the European Union “has evidence that Iran is supplying drones to Russia, but we have no evidence that we are supplying them with missiles.” He also believed that “the nuclear deal remains the only way to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon”.

In the first round of sanctions last October The European Union has imposed a travel ban Freeze the assets of 15 Iranian individuals and institutions linked to the death of young woman Mahsa Amini and contain the protests.

At the weekend, two diplomats said The new package includes 31 no ratingsHuman rights violations target individuals and organizations and include bans on property and travel.

Protests erupted in Iran after Mahsa Amini died on September 16 after being arrested by morality police. These protests represent one of the boldest challenges Iran has faced since the 1979 revolution.

From the protests in Tehran (archive)

The human rights activists news agency Hrana said that so far 336 protesters have died in the riots and nearly 15,000 have been arrested.

In a different context, Russia’s war in Ukraine will be another important topic for discussion by European foreign ministers in Brussels.

Foreign ministers will discuss increased support for Kyiv next winter and may also discuss the ninth package of sanctions against Russia, although diplomats say no decision is expected just yet.

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