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EU Hits Iran with New Sanctions

Pompeo on Tour of Middle East

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9 Jan 2019 (All day)
EU Hits Iran with New Sanctions
The EU issued a decision to sanction Iran late Tuesday over the Islamic Republic’s campaign of terror and assassination of anti-regime dissidents in Europe over recent years. “This is an important first step by the #EU, combating Iranian aggression,” the Israeli Foreign Ministry tweeted. “The newly imposed sanctions offer some hope that a growing number of countries are willing to take an active, clear stand against #Iran's global campaign of #terrorism.”
 
“EU just agreed to enact sanctions against an Iranian Intelligence Service for its assassination plots on European soil. Strong signal from the EU that we will not accept such behavior in Europe,” Denmark’s Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen said on Twitter.
Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok tweeted that the “The EU and the Netherlands take strong action against Iranian unlawful interference in Europe. Targeted sanctions and a clear message underline that this behavior is unacceptable and needs to stop immediately.”
 
“#Iran and Hizballah have terrorized Europe since 1979. By taking action today, European nations sent Iran a clear message that terrorism will not be tolerated. The U.S. strongly supports the new sanctions and stands with our European allies as we counter this common threat,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted.

Here is a video offering some analysis of Pompeo's trip to the Middle East

 

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