Iran vows to respond to the new European and British sanctions

Iran vows to respond to the new European and British sanctions

Jan 25 2023

ARK News… Iran strongly, on Tuesday, condemned the new sanctions imposed by the European Union and Britain, vowing to respond.

"The Islamic Republic will soon announce the list of new sanctions against human rights violators in the European Union and England," Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanaani said in a statement.

This comes a day after the European Union, Britain, and the United States imposed new sanctions on Iran, including entities and individuals who participated in suppressing the protests that took place in the country after the killing of the young woman, Jina Amini.

On Monday, the Swedish presidency of the European Union announced that the foreign ministers of the European Union, who met in Brussels on Sunday, approved a new package of sanctions against Iran targeting those who lead the repression. The Federation strongly condemned the brutal and disproportionate use of force by the Iranian authorities in the face of peaceful demonstrators.

Also, Britain imposed sanctions on more Iranian entities and individuals, due to what it said was "brutal repression" against the Iranian people, including a fierce security crackdown on anti-government protests and the recent execution of British-Iranian Ali Reza Akbari.

The sanctions included freezing the assets of Iran's deputy public prosecutor, Ahmad Fazhelian, who the British Foreign Office said was responsible for an unfair judicial system that uses the death penalty for political ends.

In turn, the United States of America, on Monday, imposed sanctions on the Cooperative Foundation of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and senior officials in the Islamic Republic, which increases pressure on Tehran due to its suppression of the protests.

The move, which was taken in coordination with Britain and the European Union, is the latest response from Washington to Iran's crackdown in the face of the unrest that followed Amini's death in the custody of the morality police in September.

Source: (Reuters, The New Arab)