Iran announces new sanctions against EU and UK

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Iran announces new sanctions against EU and UK

Iran announced, on Wednesday, new sanctions against 25 individuals and entities from the European Union and nine from the United Kingdom in response to the sanctions imposed on recent Mondays. Tehran accuses these people and entities of “supporting terrorism and terrorist groups (…), encouraging violence against the Iranian people” or “disseminating false information about Iran”, explained the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. foreign.

Iran had warned on Tuesday that it would take reciprocal measures in response to new sanctions decided the day before in Brussels and London, more than four months after the start of the dispute caused by the death of Mahsa Amini. EU foreign ministers have added 37 Iranian individuals or entities to their sanctions list for human rights violations. The British added five people and two entities to their list.

Anne Hidalgo, BHL and Charlie Hebdo

Eight French people are on the new list of Iranian sanctions, including the socialist mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, the philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy and the ex-elected Gilbert Mitterrand, son of former President François Mitterrand. Also targeted are three managers of Charlie Hebdo, the magazine already placed, as an entity, in the previous sanctions list. The satirical newspaper angered Tehran in early January by publishing caricatures of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Radio J, based in France, and the group European Friends of Israel (EFI) are among the three entities targeted. The list also includes the names of six MEPs, two former members of the European Parliament, as well as the Swedish-Danish right-wing extremist Rasmus Paludan, who on Saturday burned a copy of the Koran in Sweden, provoking strong protests in Ankara and in several capitals of the Muslim world.

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