The Iranian government rejected the latest sanctions imposed by the European Union against 11 individuals and four Iranian companies, while promising that reciprocal coercive measures would be taken soon.
“Reciprocal economic sanctions against the relevant European companies and individuals will be applied soon and will be announced in response to the action taken today by the Council of Foreign Ministers of the European Union (EU),” said Nasser Khanani, a spokesman for the Persian Foreign Ministry. .
In this regard, the diplomat rejected accusations of linking those admitted to repression during the protests last September.
theirs. The FM spokesperson has strongly condemned the decision of the Council of FMs of the EU to impose unilateral sanctions against certain Iranian officials and companies, describing it as a violation of international law and a clear example of IR interference in Iran’s internal affairs. pic.twitter.com/jk71RMQNkl
– Iran Ministry of Foreign Affairs —— (@IRIMFA_EN)
October 18, 2022
Based on this, the Foreign Ministry spokesperson pointed out that the EU sanctions “violate international law and are a clear example of interference in the internal affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran”.
Accordingly, he called the decision “false and unconstructive” based on “baseless and distorted information and fabricated claims by the enemies of the Iranian nation and well-known media associated with them.”
Similarly, Persian diplomacy noted that coercive measures would pursue political objectives “through the continuation of an impartial approach and the instrumental use of human rights”.
On the other hand, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs, Joseph Borrell, accused Iran of supplying drones that the Russian military is carrying out special military operations in Ukraine.
At the same time, the European diplomat stressed, “We are closely following the use of these drones. We are gathering evidence and are ready to act with the tools at our disposal.”
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