EU places fresh sanctions on Iran over protest crackdown – DW – 01/23/2023

The European Union announced a new round of sanctions against Iran on Monday at a meeting of the bloc’s foreign ministers.

News agency Reuters reported that some 37 Iranian individuals and organizations will be banned from traveling to the EU and subject to an asset freeze.

The move is the EU’s fourth round of sanctions on Iran since widespread protests emerged after 23-year-old Kurdish woman Jina Mahsa Amini died in the custody of the morality police last year.

“The EU strongly condemns the brutal and disproportionate use of force by the Iranian authorities against peaceful protesters,” said Tobias Billstrom, the Foreign Minister of Sweden, which currently holds the EU’s rotating presidency.

Previous EU sanctions targeted 146 individuals and 12 organizations, including members…

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