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Iran: Sanctions

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 125293, tabled on 17 January 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will take steps to extend sanctions against Iranian government (a) officials and (b) agencies.

Answered on

25 January 2023

The UK has designated over 300 Iranian individuals and entities in relation to their roles in human rights violations, weapons proliferation, destabilising activity in the region and terrorism. On 23 January we announced sanctions on the deputy Prosecutor General and six other individuals and entities responsible for the regime's violent crackdown on protestors; this brings to 50 the number of new designations since October 2022 under the UK's Iran Human Rights regime. It is longstanding practice not to speculate on future sanctions designations, but we keep our designations list under constant review and will continue to work with partners to ensure the Iranian regime is held to account for its appalling actions.