EU sanctions 8 Iranian security officials, including IRGC chief

The EU adds eight Iranian security officials, including the chief of the powerful Revolutionary Guard, and three entities to a sanctions blacklist over a 2019 protest crackdown.

The move to impose asset freezes and visa bans, effective immediately with publication in the bloc’s official journal, comes at a sensitive time as Brussels mediates efforts to revive the nuclear deal between world powers and Tehran.

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