IRAN (OBSERVATORY) – The Council of the European Union has announced its decision to extend the sanctions against an organization and 82 Iranian individuals for one more year for alleged human rights abuses.
At the end of its session on Thursday 12 April, the office of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, confirmed having voted for the one-year extension of sanctions, consisting of a ban on leaving the country. territory and confiscation of property, against an organization and 82 Iranian individuals, reports the Bloomberg news agency.
The sanctions also prohibit the export to Iran of any equipment or device that can be used to suppress or tune up Iranian citizens, the statement said.
These sanctions were imposed for the first time against Iran in 2011 and have since been renewed each year.
The decision will be published tomorrow, Friday 13 April 2018, in the EU’s Official Journal and will enter into force on 13 April 2018 for a period of one year.