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Europe to sanction Iran drone companies for arming Russia in Ukraine

President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen called on member states to adopt a 10th sanctions package against Russia that also includes a ban on Iranian companies.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gives a press conference at the EU headquarters, Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 16, 2023.

PARIS — The European Commission proposed this week a 10th package of sanctions against Russia, but that would also target Iran for its armament of Moscow in Ukraine with suicidal drones.

The sanctions are expected to be announced on Feb. 24, the one year anniversary of the Russian invasion in Ukraine. It was proposed the European leadership and would the third time that another country (Iran),  is targeted in the framework of the European sanctions against Russia.

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