The overseas ministry in Tehran blacklists three entities and 22 people from the EU in addition to a assume tank and eight officers within the UK.
Tehran, Iran – Tehran has launched extra sanctions on European officers and entities for “supporting terrorism” and “fomenting unrest” in Iran.
Its Ministry of Overseas Affairs on Wednesday blacklisted three entities and 22 people from the European Union along with one entity and eight officers from the UK.
Throughout the EU, it focused Radio J, a Paris-based Jewish neighborhood radio station; the European Mates of Israel throughout the European Parliament; and the Heberger development firm for “participation in development of manufacturing unit gear” allegedly used for creating chemical weapons deployed within the Iran-Iraq Battle within the Nineteen Eighties.
It additionally blacklisted a number of members of the European Parliament, metropolis officers, police and army commanders, and three executives of the French satirical journal Charlie Hebdo, which just lately revealed a string of caricatures mocking Iranian leaders.
Two Dutch far-right political leaders, Rasmus Paludan and Edwin Wagensveld, have been sanctioned for “insulting the holy Quran”.
In the UK, Tehran blacklisted the Henry Jackson Society assume tank along with the prosecutor common, a number of senior present and former army and intelligence officers, and a prisons authority chief.
The brand new measures are just like a number of rounds of earlier sanctions introduced by Tehran, the most recent of which got here final month. They embody entry bans into Iran and confiscation of any belongings the targets could possess within the nation.
The measures have been introduced two days after the EU and UK hit dozens of Iranian officers and entities with sanctions.
The EU, nonetheless, has stated shifting ahead with a proposal to designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp as a “terrorist” organisation faces authorized challenges.
Tehran has harshly condemned the proposal, which was one in all a number of that have been overwhelmingly ratified in a decision by the European Parliament final week.