France is working within the European Union to adopt an asset freeze and a travel ban against those responsible for the repression in Iran, the head of French diplomacy said on Tuesday. The objective is to “respond to repression by targeting those responsible for it”, underlined Catherine Colonna before the deputies, during the session of questions to the government.
“An impact on the regime’s decision-makers”
“Such measures can impact regime decision makers in Iran as they apply themselves to repression on the one hand, and on the other hand many of them send their children to live in the West. is to freeze their assets and freeze their travel rights,” she said.
Germany called last week for EU sanctions against Iran, where protests sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, arrested by morality police for violating the Islamic Republic’s strict dress code, are being violently suppressed. obliges women in particular to wear the veil.
At least 92 dead since the start of the protests, according to an NGO
“Within the EU, I am doing everything possible to put in place sanctions against those in Iran who beat women to death and shoot protesters in the name of religion,” the German foreign minister wrote last Thursday. Annalena Baerbock on Twitter. The United States has already announced, without specifying, new sanctions against Iran, where at least 92 people have been killed since September 16, according to the NGO Iran Human Rights, based in Oslo.
Iranian authorities put the death toll at around 60, including 12 members of the security forces. Over a thousand people were arrested.