Council Decision (CFSP) 2019/… amending Decision 2011/235/CFSP concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities in view of the situation in Iran Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/…implementing Regulation (EU) No. 359/2011 concerning restrictive measures against certain persons, entities and bodies in view of the situation in Iran
1. The Council Decision and Council Implementing Regulation respectively amend and renew Council Decision 2011/235/CFSP and Council Implementing Regulation 359/2011. The Council agreed to extend restrictive measures, for another year, in the form of an EU-wide asset freeze and travel ban against 82 individuals and an asset freeze against one entity. The restrictive measures also include a prohibition on the export of equipment which could be used for internal repression.
2. The Council has also updated the Statements of Reasons for a number of the listings.
3. An explanatory memorandum on this issue was last submitted for Parliamentary scrutiny on 24 March 2017. The House of Lords EU Select Committee cleared the item on 28 March 2017 at the Chairman’s sift. The House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee cleared the item as “not legally or politically important” on 29 March 2017 (ESC 38609 & 38610, 37th Report, Session 2016/17).
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