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EU slaps fifth wave of sanctions on Iran, targeting 32 individuals

The new list brings the total number of Iranian individuals under EU sanctions to 196 and the tally of sanctioned Iranian entities to 33.
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PARIS — European Union foreign ministers imposed on Monday sanctions that include a travel ban and asset freezes on 32 Iranian individuals and two entities over human rights violations. The decision was made during the ministers’ monthly meeting in Brussels.

Among others, the new EU sanctions list includes two Iranian ministers — Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad Mehdi Esmaili, accused of persecuting artists and filmmakers who did not support the Tehran regime, and Minister of Education Yousef Noori, who was responsible for the targeting and detention of students engaged in the protests.

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