EU arms embargo on Iran
In February 2007 the European Union imposed a number of sanctions on Iran in order to implement decisions of the United Nations Security Council. The sanctions included a prohibition on the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer of items, materials, equipment, goods and technology contained in the Missile Technology Control Regime lists for the use in, or benefit of, Iran. The provisions were part of Council Common Position 2007/140/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Iran.
In April 2007 the EU later extended the prohibition to include arms and related materiel of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment and spare parts for the aforementioned. This provision was part of Council Common Position 2007/246/CFSP.
Last updated on 22 November 2012