Tehran’s foreign ministry blacklisted three entities and 22 individuals from the European Union, as well as a British think tank and eight officials.
Tehran, Iran — Tehran imposed additional sanctions on European officials and entities for “supporting terrorism” and “fomenting unrest” in Iran.
Its Foreign Office on Wednesday blacklisted three entities and 22 individuals from the European Union and one entity and eight officials from the United Kingdom.
Within the EU, it targeted Radio J, a Jewish community radio station based in Paris; Israel’s Friends of Europe within the European Parliament; and the construction company Heberger accused of “participating in the construction of factory equipment” used to manufacture weapons deployed in the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s. Chemical weapon.
It also blacklisted several members of the European Parliament, city officials, police and military commanders and three executives of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which recently published a series of cartoons satirizing Iran’s leaders.
Two Dutch far-right political leaders, Rasmus Paludan and Edwin Wagensveld, have been sanctioned for “insulting the Koran”.
In the UK, Tehran has blacklisted the Henry Jackson Society think tank, the attorney general, several current and former senior military and intelligence officials and a director of the Prison Service.
The new measures are similar to previous rounds of sanctions announced by Tehran, most recently last month. These include banning entry into Iran and confiscating any assets the targets may have in the country.
The measures were announced two days after the European Union and the United Kingdom imposed sanctions on dozens of Iranian officials and entities.
However, the EU said it faced legal challenges moving forward with a proposal to designate the IRGC as a “terrorist” organization.
Tehran has sharply condemned the proposal, which was part of a resolution passed overwhelmingly by the European Parliament last week.