Iran announced that it has decided to impose new sanctions on some institutions and individuals in the UK and European Union (EU) countries on the grounds of “supporting terrorism and terrorist groups, inciting and encouraging terrorist acts and violence against the Iranian people, interfering in Iran’s internal affairs, spreading false and false information about Iran”.
In the statement published on the website of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was reported that sanctions were imposed on 13 institutions and 23 senior individuals in the UK and EU countries.
In the statement, it was stated that the sanction decision was taken in line with the approvals of the relevant authorities and on the basis of the principle of reciprocity, and the reasons for the sanctions were listed as “supporting terrorism and terrorist groups, inciting and encouraging terrorist acts and violence against the Iranian people, interfering in Iran’s internal affairs, spreading false and false information about Iran and contributing to the escalation of sanctions against the country”.
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The sanctions against these 13 organisations and 23 individuals “include visa bans, bans on their entry into Iran and confiscation of their assets in Iran”, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
The list of institutions and organisations subject to sanctions included “NATO Supreme Allied Command Europe (SACEUR), German Army National Command and General Space Operations Division, German arms company Maffei Wegmann Kraus”.
In the list of sanctioned persons, names such as “Isabelle Rome, Minister Responsible for Gender Equality from France, Roland Lescure, Minister Responsible for Industry in France, Roderich Kiesewetter, member of the German Parliament, Renata Alt, member of the German Parliament, Stuart Irwin, Commander of the Royal Navy Air Base from the UK, and Philip Dennis, Deputy Commander of the United Naval Forces from the UK, drew attention.
On 20 February, the European Union decided to impose sanctions on 32 individuals and 2 institutions, including Iranian Minister of Culture and Irshad Mohammad Mehdi Ismaili and Minister of Education Yousef Nouri, due to the intervention of law enforcement officers in the demonstrations that started after the death of Mahsa Amini in Iran and the death sentences given to the demonstrators.
The sanctions include freezing the assets of those on the list, banning travel to EU countries, and preventing financing to these individuals and organisations.