EU announces new sanctions on Iran’s drone, missile program; Israel praises decision

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

European Union foreign ministers agree in Luxembourg to expand sanctions against Iran’s UAV and missile program.

“We have reached a political agreement,” announces EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell at the end of meeting.

The new sanctions aim to block the export from the EU of parts used in the productions of drones and ballistic missiles.

“This is a dramatic decision that sends a clear message to Khamenei, to Iran and its proxies: you cannot continue to undermine regional stability and peace,” says Foreign Minister Israel Katz in a message praising the EU decision.

Katz also tweets in Farsi that “this is what a diplomatic defeat looks like — and it’s only the beginning.”

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