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In an EU Council statement, the states say that because of 'human rights violations' in Iran they will keep in place a travel ban and 'asset freeze' on 82 people in the country.
The European Union Council has announced it will extend its sanctions against Iran for another year because of “human rights violations” in the country, the council said on Monday, but didn't offer what the violations were.
In a brief press release EU authorities said: “The Council today extended until 13 April 2020 its restrictive measures responding to serious human rights violations in Iran. These measures consist of a travel ban and an asset freeze against 82 people and one entity, and a ban on exports to Iran of equipment which might be used for internal repression and of equipment for monitoring telecommunications,” the statement read.
The EU says the measures were first introduced in 2011 and have been renewed annually since.