Saveh:new EU sanctions for IRISL, IRGC

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* Tuesday 27 July - SOME 24 firms allegedly associated with Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines, two of them based in Britain, have had their assets frozen by the European Union, To put further pressure on the IRGC, which the EU sees as the body controlling the nuclear programme, a number of top leaders were placed on the visa-ban list for the first time.

They include the head of the navy, Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi; the head of land forces, Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpur; and the IRGC's deputy commander, Brigadier General Hossein Salami.

The 27 European foreign ministers, in a statement, said they had agreed on “a comprehensive and robust package of measures in the areas of trade, financial services, energy, transport as well as additional designations for visa ban and asset freeze,” saying that it would focus on Iranian banks, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines.

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