Iran imposes sanctions on EU, UK: FM
Iran reiterates its rejection of any intervention and meddling actions in the internal affairs of the country.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry announced, on Wednesday, that Tehran imposed retaliatory sanctions against four organizations and 30 individuals from the European Union and the United Kingdom.
The Ministry reiterated that Tehran rejects any intervention and meddling actions in the internal affairs of the country.
"The foreign ministry… stipulates the following Individuals and entities of the EU and UK regime in its sanction list for supporting terrorism and terrorist groups, instigating and encouragement to terrorist acts and violence against Iranian people, interference in domestic affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, fomenting violence and unrest in Iran, dissemination of false information about Iran and participation in the escalation of cruel sanctions against Iranian people as an economic terrorism," the statement read.
According to the Ministry, Tehran would freeze these people's and organizations' accounts and transactions in the financial and banking systems, as well as their assets inside the country's jurisdiction. Iran will also prohibit sanctioned individuals from obtaining visas or visiting the country, the statement detailed.
The sanctions come in response to the EU's decision to impose a new package of sanctions against Iran on Monday.
Simultaneously, a member of the Iranian Parliament threatened to close the Strait of Hormuz to oil tankers in retaliation against the European Parliament's measure targeting Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps.
This is happening days after members of the European Parliament demanded that the EU classify Iran's IRGC as a "terrorist" organization.
Last Wednesday, the European Parliament held a session and voted on this proposal noting that the results are non-binding.
The vote was approved with 598 members voting in favor, 9 against, and 31 abstentions.