Iran condemns the sanctions of the European Union and Britain and threatens to respond | Politics News

Iran condemns the sanctions of the European Union and Britain and threatens to respond | Politics News
Iran condemns the sanctions of the European Union and Britain and threatens to respond | Politics News
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Iran strongly condemned today, Tuesday, the new sanctions imposed by the European Union and Britain, and said it would respond to them.

“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.

Yesterday, Monday, Britain announced new sanctions against Iranian officials, including the Deputy Attorney General. The new sanctions include asset freezes and travel bans, targeting 5 people and two entities.

The British Foreign Office said in a statement that these sanctions and those imposed by the European Union and the United States “proved the international community’s unanimous condemnation of the brutal acts of violence committed by the Iranian regime against its people, including the execution of citizen Alireza Akbari, who holds dual British and Iranian nationalities.”

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On January 14, the Iranian judiciary executed a former official in the Iranian Ministry of Defense, Ali Reza Akbari (61 years old), 3 days after it was revealed that he had been convicted of espionage for the United Kingdom.

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The European Union imposed sanctions on more than 30 Iranian officials and organizations, including units of the Revolutionary Guards, and blamed them for a campaign to suppress protests, which it described as “brutal” and other human rights violations.

The United States also imposed new sanctions on Tehran, reflecting a further deterioration in the West’s relations with the Islamic Republic.

These sanctions are the latest response to what the West describes as Iran’s deadly crackdown on protests that erupted after the death of a young Kurdish woman, Mahsa Amini, after she was detained by the morality police last September.

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