Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain third countries concerning restrictive measures regarding Iran

Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain third countries concerning restrictive measures regarding Iran

On 12 April 2021, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2021/5951 amending Council Decision 2011/235/CFSP. The Council Decision renews the existing restrictive measures for a further twelve months, until 13 April 2022, and amends the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures as set out in the Annex to Decision 2011/235/CFSP. On 12 April 2021, the Council also adopted Implementing Decision (CFSP) 2021/5852 implementing Council Decision 2011/235/CFSP. The Council Implementing Decision amends the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures as set out in the Annex to Decision 2011/235/CFSP.

The Candidate Countries the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania3, the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the EFTA countries Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova align themselves with both these Council Decisions.

On 29 July 2021, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2021/12524 amending Council Decision 2010/413/CFSP. The Council Decision amends the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures as set out in Annex II to Decision 2010/413/CFSP.

The Candidate Countries the Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania5, and the EFTA countries Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova align themselves with this Council Decision.

They will ensure that their national policies conform to these Council Decisions.

The European Union takes note of this commitment and welcomes it.

Source: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain third countries concerning restrictive measures regarding Iran – Consilium (europa.eu)

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