Europeans Plan to Keep Ballistic Missile Sanctions on Iran

June 29, 2023


John Irish, Arshad Mohammed, and Parisa Hafezi



European diplomats have told their Iranian counterparts that they plan to retain certain ballistic missile-related sanctions against Iran that are otherwise set to expire in October. The 2015 nuclear agreement stipulated that such sanctions would be lifted on Transition Day, eight years after the agreement was adopted. Retaining the sanctions would require the approval of all 27 EU member states.