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European Union Deepens Sanctions Against Iran & Syria

William Hague at the Foreign Affairs Council on 1st December 2011. (c) The Council of the European Union

At a meeting of foreign ministers of the European Union on Thursday 1st December, it was agreed that the EU would deepen sanctions against Iran and Syria. Further individuals and entities linked to both governments have had their assets frozen. New curbs have been placed on European companies doing business in Syria and on the export of software used to monitor internet usage.

Upon arrival at the Foreign Affairs Council, the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, described the Iranian protesters’ entry into the UK embassy in Tehran as “terrible”.

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