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EU, UK slap new sanctions on Iran's IRGC leadership

Shortly after the British Foreign Ministry announced more sanctions against Iranian officials, the European Union added its own new sanctions on Iranian individuals and entities.
An Iranian man walks past banners at a street exhibition by Iran's army and paramilitary Revolutionary Guard force to celebrate "Defence Week", marking the 41th anniversary of the start of 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war, at the Baharestan Square in Tehran, on September 25, 2021. (Photo by Atta KENARE / AFP) (Photo by ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images)

PARIS — The European Union and the British government both announced additional sanctions against Iranian officials Monday, citing breaches of human rights and crackdown on protesters.

EU foreign ministers designated eight individuals and one entity accused of committing serious human rights violations in Iran. A statement issued following the monthly meeting of the ministers in Brussels said the EU is sanctioning members of the Iranian judiciary responsible for handing down death sentences in unfair trials and over allegations of torturing detainees.

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