Iran calls EU sanctions 'unlawful'

Ahram Online , Tuesday 23 Apr 2024

Iran's Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian criticized the European Union's recent decision to expand sanctions against Iran, labelling them "unlawful."

Hossein Amir Abdollahian
File Photo: Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian. AP


It is regrettable to see the [EU] deciding quickly to apply more unlawful restrictions against Iran just because Iran exercised its right to self-defence in the face of Israel’s reckless aggression,” Iran’s foreign minister said on X.

The EU should not follow Washington’s advice to satisfy the criminal Israeli regime," he said in the post.

Amir-Abdollahian also expressed his regret that the EU continues to stand by while Israel continues genocide against Palestinians, suggesting instead that Israel should be sanctioned instead of Iran. 



The European Union, pushed by Germany, has agreed to tighten sanctions on Iran following its retaliatory offensive against Israel on 13 April, after Israeli strikes on its consulate in Damascus two weeks earlier. 

The expanded sanctions target Iran's missile and drone industry, seeking to restrict the export from EU countries of components used in their manufacture. 


Short link: