EU Council extends restrictive measures on Iran until 13 April 2022
On 12 April 2021, the European Union (EU) Council (the Council) extended its restrictive measures responding to serious human rights violations in the Islamic Republic of Iran until 13 April 2022.
These measures consist of travel bans, asset freezes and a ban on exports to Iran of equipment which might be used for internal repression and of equipment for monitoring telecommunications.
EU persons (both natural and corporates) are prohibited from making funds available to the listed individuals and entities.
These restrictive measures were first put in place in 2011 and have been extended ever since on an annual basis.
The Council added eight persons and three entities to the sanctions list in view of their role in the violent response to the November 2019 demonstrations in Iran. The sanctions list now comprises a total of 89 individuals and four entities.
The persons and entities that have been subject to the prohibitions can be found here.
The press release can be found here.