Iran has imposed sanctions against some European Union (EU) institutions and individuals. Persons covered by the sanctions will not receive Iran visas. In addition, all the assets of these individuals and organizations in Iran will be transferred to the Iranian government.

This information was reported by Middle East Monitor and Fars News according to the sources of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran.

Tehran imposed the sanctions as a countermeasure after the EU imposed sanctions on several Iranian institutions and individuals over several allegations, including human rights violations.

Earlier, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdullahian said in a meeting with officials of Iran’s Supreme Human Rights Council in Tehran on Wednesday, “In the next few days, several EU institutions and some officials will be included in Iran’s blacklist.”

According to Fars News, the banned organizations include the so-called Friends of Free Iran, the International Committee in Search of Justice, Stop the Bomb, Deutsche Welle Persian, RFI Persian, the International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism, the Carl Call Company and the Rein Byrne Farzebu Company.

Officials associated with all these institutions are among the persons on the banned list. There are also members of the European Parliament and some journalists.

Earlier, Iran imposed sanctions against some British citizens and some British institutions for supporting terrorism, inciting violence and violating human rights. Last week, Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the action against Britain was taken as a countermeasure to the sanctions imposed by some European countries against Iran.

26 October/ES