Iran: Council Broadens EU Restrictive Measures in View of Iran Military Support of Russia's War of Aggression Against Ukraine and Armed Groups in the Middle East and Red Sea Region

May 14, 2024

The European Union expanded a July 2023 framework of restrictive measures targeting Iran for its military support to Russia. The measures will now cover not only unmanned aerial vehciles (UAVs), but missiles as well. The Council may impose sanctions on persons and entities supplying, selling, or involved in Iran’s UAV or missile programs, particularly in support of Russia’s war against Ukraine, in support of armed groups and entities undermining peace and security in the Middle East and Red Sea, and in breach of UN Security Council Resolution 2216. Targeted individuals and entities are subject to asset freezes and travel bans. The export of components used in UAVs to Iran is also prohibited.