EU Council reinforces restrictive measures concerning Iran

Giv­en the EU’s increas­ing con­cerns over the Iran­ian nuclear pro­gramme and the lack of progress in diplo­mat­ic efforts, the Coun­cil has today strength­ened the EU restric­tive mea­sures against that coun­try.

The Coun­cil added 143 enti­ties and 37 per­sons to the list of those sub­ject to a freeze of their assets and eco­nom­ic resources in the EU and to a ban from enter­ing the Union.

The mea­sures tar­get enti­ties and indi­vid­u­als direct­ly involved in Iran’s nuclear activ­i­ties, which are in vio­la­tion of UN Secu­ri­ty Coun­cil res­o­lu­tions; enti­ties and indi­vid­u­als owned, con­trolled or act­ing on behalf of the Islam­ic Repub­lic of Iran Ship­ping Line; and mem­bers of as well as enti­ties con­trolled by the Islam­ic Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Guards Corps.

Today’s mea­sures come in addi­tion to already exist­ing EU restric­tive mea­sures, adopt­ed in response to con­cerns about Iran’s pro­lif­er­a­tion-sen­si­tive nuclear activities.

The deci­sions tak­en by the Coun­cil today, togeth­er with the list of des­ig­nat­ed enti­ties and indi­vid­u­als, will be pub­lished in the EU Offi­cial Jour­nal of 2 Decem­ber 2011. 

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