Iran reciprocates sanctions on 36 entities, individuals from EU, UK
Iran sanctions 36 EU and British entities and persons in retaliation against similar sanctions imposed on Iranians over alleged "abuses".
The Iranian Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday that reciprocal sanctions have been applied on several individuals and entities from the European Union and the United Kingdom.
The list includes 13 entities and 15 individuals in the EU. An additional eight British officials have also been included.
This comes after Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani announced Monday that Tehran would retaliate against the EU bloc and the UK for introducing new sanctions against Iran on the same day.
All of Iran's institutions are obliged to comply with the exercise of the sanctions and all relevant authorities are required to take the necessary measures to abide by the sanction rules, including banning visas and blocking bank accounts in Iran's financial institutions, as well as the confiscation of all assets in the territory.
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The European Union imposed Monday a fresh round of sanctions on Iran for reasons it cites as "violations of human rights" in its response to the large-scale riots.
Moreover, the European Parliament adopted in January a resolution calling for more sanctions to be imposed on Iran over alleged human rights violations of human rights that Iran is claimed to have committed during the riots.
"The IRGC is a part of the military power and armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which has been the source of meritorious service with a brilliant record in the defense of the glorious land of Iran for more than 40 years," they said.
Earlier on Tuesday, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said that there is no legal basis for blacklisting Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) as a "terrorist" organization.
"As of now, we don't have legal grounds in the EU" to list the IRGC as a "terrorist organization", Baerbock confirmed.
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