EU Imposing Further Sanctions on Iran Officials, Entities

 – The European Union on Monday imposed new sanctions on Iranian officials and entities for their role in the violent crackdown against public protests in the Islamic republic.

The new sanctions target 32 people and two entities and include the culture and Islamic guidance minister, the education minister and other politicians and officials supporting the crackdown.

In total, EU sanctions now apply to 196 individuals and 33 entities in Iran.

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(Reporting by Charlotte Van Campenhout; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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