EU hits Iran with new round of sanctions

3 months ago

EU hits Iran with new round of sanctions

European ministers extended sanctions against Iranian officials and entities accused of supporting a crackdown on protests ongoing in the Middle Eastern country since last autumn.

At a meeting of foreign and defense ministers in Brussels on Monday, the EU added an imam, a cleric and three judges to its sanctions lists. The Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution, an Iranian policy body, was also sanctioned for "setting limits" on women's clothing and education.

Attempts by the Iranian security forces to quell the monthslong protests have seen hundreds of protesters killed and tens of thousands more detained.

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