EU to reportedly sanction Iranians over rights abuses

The European Union will reportedly sanction several Iranians Wednesday, in a rare move that could heighten tensions between Tehran and Europe, according to Reuters.

It would be the first such move by the 27-nation bloc since 2013.

An unknown number of individuals are expected to be slapped with travel bans and asset freezes as a punitive measure over human rights abuses, according to the report.