On Monday, Iran imposed sanctions on a group of individuals and entities in the European Union.
And the Iranian Foreign Ministry announced in a statement that it had included 5 entities and 10 people in its sanctions list against the European Union.
The ministry attributed the sanctions to entities and individuals taking “deliberate actions to support terrorist groups and actions” during the ongoing protests in the country, the state-run IRNA news agency reported.
The statement stated: “In accordance with the approvals of the competent authorities, and within the framework of relevant laws and sanctions mechanisms, and as a reciprocal measure, sanctions have been imposed on entities and individuals in the European Union for deliberate support for terrorist acts and groups, promotion and incitement of terrorism and violence, and spreading hatred that caused disturbances and actions.” riots and human rights violations.
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The sanctions include banning the issuance of visas, preventing people from entering Iran, and confiscating their property and assets in areas under Tehran’s authority, according to the statement.
The statement indicated that all Iranian institutions, based on the approvals of the competent authorities, will take the necessary measures to implement the sanctions.
“Iran considers supporting and facilitating the actions of these people and institutions a violation of the international obligations of the European Union,” he said.
The list of entities sanctioned by Iran includes; Radio Farda, the Persian section of Radio Free Europe, Radio Zamaneh broadcasting from the Netherlands, the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, the Commercial Water Engineering Company (WET) and the Kiddelmeister Project, according to the agency.
The list of individuals sanctioned includes Michael Trautermann, Liaison Commander of the German Air Force and Ramstein Air Base, Colonel Holger Kunkel, Commander of German Forces in Iraq, European Parliament Member Hannah Neumann, French politician and diplomat Bernard Kouchner, and others.
Earlier, the European Union imposed sanctions on 40 Iranian individuals and 7 institutions, in connection with the police suppression of demonstrations that swept the country following the death of the young woman, “Mahsa Amini”.
Since last September 16, protests have continued across Iran following the death of Amini, 22, 3 days after she was arrested by the “morality police” concerned with monitoring women’s dress code.
The incident sparked widespread public anger in the political and media circles in Iran, amid conflicting accounts of the causes of death.