Jan 25, 2023 13:50 UTC
  • Iran imposes sanctions on EU, UK

Iran's Foreign Ministry imposed fresh sanctions on dozens of European Union (EU) and British officials and entities for supporting terrorism.

According to Tasnim news agency, the Iranian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday released an updated list of sanctions against a number of EU and British individuals and entities.

Those individuals and entities have been sanctioned for supporting terrorism and terrorist groups, instigating and encouraging terrorist acts and violence against Iranian people, interfering in domestic affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, fomenting violence and unrest in Iran, dissemination of false information about Iran and participation in the escalation of cruel sanctions against the Iranian people as economic terrorism, the Ministry said.

The statement also condemned the EU and the UK’s move to support and facilitate the destructive acts of the targeted individuals and entities as a violation of international obligations regarding combating terrorism.

The people and entities in the list of sanctions will be denied visa to visit Iran, their accounts and transactions in Iranian financial and banking systems will be blocked, and their assets within the jurisdiction of the Islamic Republic of Iran will be blocked as well.

The sanctions came several days after the European Parliament adopted an amendment, which was added to an annual foreign policy report, calling on the EU and its member states to include the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on their terror list. The parliament also passed another resolution recently, calling for more sanctions against Iranian individuals and entities and putting the IRGC on the EU terrorist list over alleged human rights violations during recent foreign-backed riots.

The move has been strongly condemned by Iranian officials, commanders, and the Armed Forces.