Rat der Außenminister der EU verschärft Embargomaßnahmen gegen Syrien und Iran

Durch Beschlüsse des EU Rates der Außenminister wurden heute zu Syrien und zum Iran die Embargomaßnahmen verschärft. Lesen Sie dazu nachfolgend die beiden Pressemitteilungen:

Luxembourg, 15 October 2012:

EU sanctions against the Syrian regime once more strengthened

Given the intensifying violence in Syria, the Council today reinforced EU sanctions against the Syrian regime.

The Council added 28 persons responsible for the violent repression against the civilian
population to the list of those subject to a travel ban and an asset freeze. At the same time,
two additional entities were targeted with a freeze of their assets in the EU.

The Council also took further steps in respect of arms, prohibiting the import into the EU
of arms from Syria, or any EU involvement in the transport of Syrian arms. The Council
also banned EU nationals and enterprises from supplying financial services to Syrian arms
exports, including insurance and re-insurance. No EU citizens or companies must be
involved in Syrian military cooperation with third countries, which could benefit the
Syrian regime.

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Iran: EU strengthens sanctions over lack of progress in nuclear talks

Given the EU's serious and deepening concerns over Iran's nuclear programme, the Council today significantly broadened EU restrictive measures against that country.
The Council today reiterated its "serious and deepening concerns over Iran's nuclear programme and the urgent need for Iran to comply with all its international obligations". At the same time, it reaffirmed the EU's "longstanding commitment to work for a diplomatic solution to the Iranian nuclear issue in accordance with the dual track approach".

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Verfasst von: Matthias Merz, Geschäftsführer der AWA AUSSENWIRTSCHAFTS-AKADEMIE, Münster


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