"The Council today 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," the message reads.
It is noted that the Council today 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.
These measures were first put in place in 2011 and have been extended ever since on an annual basis.
Meanwhile, the European Union calls on Russia to refrain from any steps that could lead to a further deterioration of the situation in Donbas and to make efforts to fulfill the Minsk agreements.