On Monday, the European Union included 20 Iranian officials and entities, including the Radio and Television Corporation, in the sanctions lists against Tehran.
The European Union said in a statement that the new sanctions come because of the involvement in the “violent” dealings with the recent demonstrations in Iran, which were triggered by the death of the young woman, Mahsa Amini, after her detention in mid-September.
The statement indicated that the European Union also added 4 Iranian individuals and 4 entities to the sanctions list related to the war in Ukraine.
The federation stated that the sanctions come in light of the involvement of these individuals and entities in the development and delivery of drones used by Russia in its war against Ukraine.
The statement added that the EU sanctions include freezing assets, banning travel to the EU, and preventing funds or economic resources from those listed on the lists.
The European Union called on Iran, in a statement, on Monday, to stop activities that destabilize regional political and military stability.
The final statement of the foreign ministers of the European Union spoke of Iran’s destabilizing activities in Yemen, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq.
He called on the European Union to stop “all actions and attempts to threaten the security, freedom of navigation and sea routes in the Gulf region.”
On Monday, European Union foreign ministers agreed to allocate 2 billion euros ($2.1 billion) to a fund that will be used to pay for military support to Ukraine, after it has nearly depleted during nearly 10 months of war.
The European Council, which includes EU member states, said more could be allocated to the fund later.
Earlier, Josep Borrell, European Union foreign policy chief, announced today, Monday, that the bloc will agree on a “very strict” sanctions package against Iran.
He added, in remarks before his meeting with foreign ministers of the European Union: “We will approve a very strict sanctions package.” “We will take whatever action we can to support young women and peaceful protesters,” he said.
On Monday, German Foreign Minister Analina Birbock said that the new European Union sanctions on Iran will target the Revolutionary Guards.
“With this package of sanctions, we are specifically targeting those responsible for executions and violence against innocent people,” she told reporters as she arrived for a meeting with her European Union counterparts in Brussels.
And she continued, “These are in particular the Revolutionary Guards, but also among them are those who try to intimidate or punish people through forced videos (of confessions).”
And the European Union foreign ministers met, on Monday, to agree to impose More penalties Russia and Iran, and allocate an additional two billion euros (2.11 billion dollars) to supply weapons to Ukraine.
The foreign ministers discussed the ninth round of Russian sanctions that are set to put nearly 200 other people and entities on the EU’s sanctions list.
The ministers reviewed the new sanctions imposed on Iranian people and institutions due to human rights violations in Tehran’s campaign against demonstrators, and the supply of drones to Russia.
New Zealand imposed sanctions on 22 Iranian officials, including the commanders of the Revolutionary Guards and Homeland Security.
The New Zealand sanctions included Iranian officials, as well as the head of the morality police.
On Saturday, Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong announced that the government would impose sanctions targeting people and entities in Iran, in response to “gross” human rights violations.
Wong said in a statement that Australia will impose sanctions on 13 individuals and two entities, including the Iranian morality police, the Basij and 6 Iranians who participated in suppressing the protests that erupted after the death of Mahsa Amini (22 years) during her detention last September, according to Reuters.