27 May 2024
Friday 19 April 2024 - 19:18
Story Code : 419925
Source : IRNA

US, UK sanction Iran over retaliation against Israel

The Iran Project : The United States and United Kingdom in a coordinated move have imposed new widespread sanctions on Iran’s drone and missile programs after Tehran's recent retaliatory operation against Israel.
G7 meeting in Italy
G7 meeting in Italy
According to The Iran Project,UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron announced these sanctions at a meeting of the Group of Seven (G7) foreign ministers in Italy on Thursday; four days after Iran launched hundreds of missiles and drones at the occupied territories in response to Israel’s terrorist attack against the Islamic Republic’s diplomatic premises in Syria.

The sanctions target Iran's defense minister and other military figures and organizations including the Armed Forces General Staff and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy.

Britain's sanctions, amounting to 13 in total, also target individuals whom it described as key actors within Iran's drone and missile industries.

Washington's sanctions target 16 people and two companies involved in Iran's unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) program, as well as components for the drones used in the Saturday attack, according to the Treasury Department.

Alongside its sanctions against Iran's UAV program, the US also targeted five companies providing parts for Iran's steel industry, and an automaker involved in providing "material support" to the IRGC. 

In a coordinated package with the US, Britain and the European Union have sanctioned leading Iranian military figures in response to Iran’s direct attack on Israel late on Saturday in response to the Tel Aviv regime's deadly attack in Syria on April 1.

During the weekend, Iran exercised its inherent right of self-defense under Article 51 of the UN Charter and conducted a large-scale retaliatory operation that involved firing over 300 missiles and drones at military sites in the occupied lands.

Iran hit a large intelligence base in the occupied lands and Israel’s Nevatim Airbase, from where an F-35 jet took off to target Iran’s consulate in Damascus.

Some European countries made irresponsible statements regarding Iran's legitimate response to the Israeli crime in Syria that violated all international obligations and conventions.

Toeing the US's sanction line against Iran, the EU has over the past years imposed several packages of illegal bans on Iranian individuals and entities under different guises.

This adds to the 400-plus sanctions already imposed on Iran. In 2023 alone, the UK made 154 new designations.

They consist of an asset freeze, a travel ban to the EU and a prohibition to make funds or economic resources available to those listed.
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