EU is preparing to impose new sanctions on Iran next week

Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said in Berlin Thursday that European Union (EU) nations would likely agree on new sanctions against Iran next week to protest Tehran’s deadly crackdown on anti-government demonstrations.

Germany’s foreign minister said Wednesday that the European Union will seek to adopt new sanctions against Iran next week over Tehran’s deadly suppression of demonstrations.

EU ambassadors agreed on a list of 11 Iranian officials and four entities to be sanctioned prior to the ministers’ meeting in early October, according to diplomats. German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said that sanctions would be imposed on those associated with the morality police, a force that has been criticised for abusing detainees and shooting at them.

Protesters have been demonstrating since September 16 against Khamenei and for regime change in Iran. On September 16, as a result of a police beating that resulted in the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman, protestors have been chanting against Khamenei and demanding regime change. At least 304 people have been killed in the demonstrations, according to Iran Human Rights (IHR), an Oslo-based human rights organisation.