Iran: Council concludes annual review of the EU’s Iran human rights sanctions regime


The Council on 12 April 2021 decided to extend its restrictive measures responding to serious human rights violations in Iran until 13 April 2022. These measures consist of a travel ban and an asset freeze, and a ban on exports to Iran of equipment which might be used for internal repression and of equipment for monitoring telecommunications. In addition, EU citizens and companies are forbidden from making funds available to the listed individuals and entities.

These measures were first put in place in 2011 and have been extended ever since on an annual basis.

The Council on 12 April also added eight persons and three entities to this sanctions list in view of their role in the violent response to the November 2019 demonstrations in Iran. The list now comprises a total of 89 individuals and 4 entities.

Source: European Council of EU