Iran – Adoption of new sanctions at the EU foreign ministers’ meeting (23 january 2023)


Today’s EU Foreign Affairs Council attended by Catherine Colonna adopted a new package of sanctions against those responsible for the crackdown in Iran.

This is the fourth round of European sanctions adopted in response to the serious human rights violations committed by the Iranian authorities in the crackdown on the movement sparked by Mahsa Amini’s death. This package adds 18 new individuals and 19 new entities to the 60 individuals and eight entities already subject to sanctions since October 2022. These measures are designed not to affect the Iranian people or the Iranian economy, but those responsible for the crackdown.

France once again condemns the Iranian authorities’ execution of protesters who were convicted in unfair summary trials. France calls on the Iranian authorities to end these convictions and executions and to respect the legitimate aspirations of the Iranian people.