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The EU has expanded sanctions against Iran for the supply of drones to Russia.

The EU has expanded sanctions against Iran for the supply of drones to Russia.

The EU on Monday expanded the list of personal sanctions “for undermining the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine” by adding two Iranian citizens and two Iranian organizations on charges of allegedly supplying drones to Russia, follows from a document published in the EU’s official journal.

 

Western countries claim that Iran is currently supplying drones to Russia for military operations in Ukraine. Moscow and Tehran denied such accusations. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that Tehran supplied the Russian Federation with drones a few months before the start of a special operation in Ukraine.

 

The European Union previously imposed sanctions against three individuals and one organization from Iran for allegedly supplying Russia with drones. At the same time, no evidence of deliveries was provided. Sanctions against Iranian individuals and organizations were adopted under the EU sanctions regime for “violating the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.” They have entered into force.