EU adopts new sanctions against Iran and Syria

02.12.2011                      06.Kislev. 5772

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EU adopts new sanctions against Iran and Syria

Sanctions against Syria, over its crackdown against protesters, set to be wide-ranging; actions against Iran could include controversial oil embargo; U.S. says would support sanctions on Iran central bank.

European Union foreign ministers on Thursday adopted new sanctions against Iran in response to the country's nuclear program and against Syria to increase pressure on its regime to end a crackdown on protesters.
In the run-up to the ministers' meeting in Brussels, diplomats had said that the Iran restrictive measures would pave the way for another 37 people and 143 entities to be hit with travel bans and asset freezes….