EU sanctions 9 Iranian individuals and entities over drones, missiles-UPDATED

Iran’s Minister of Defense Mohammad Reza Ashtiani

© APA | Iran’s Minister of Defense Mohammad Reza Ashtiani

# 31 May 2024 19:20 (UTC +04:00)

The European Union on Friday imposed sanctions on six Iranian individuals and three Iranian entities, blaming them for the transfer of drones and missiles to Russia, as well as to other armed groups and entities that are "undermining peace and security in the Middle East and the Red Sea region," APA reports citing CGTN

Among those targeted were Iranian Defense Minister Mohammad-Reza Ashtiani and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy.

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The European Union imposed sanctions against Iran’s Minister of Defense Mohammad Reza Ashtiani, APA reports citing ISNA.

Note that EU governments had agreed to put nine Iranian entities, including Iran's Defence Minister Mohammad-Reza Ashtiani, on its sanctions list for supplying drones to Russia, which Moscow uses in its war against Ukraine.

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