On 27 February 2007 the EU adopted Council Common Position 2007/140/CFSP of 27 February 2007 concerning restrictive measures against Iran. The Common Position implemented decisions made by the UN Security Council. The sanctions included a prohibition on the direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer of items, materiel, equipment, goods and technology contained in the Missile Technology Control Regime lists for the use in, or benifit of, Iran.
On the 24 March 2007 the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1747 which, inter alia, established an embargo on the export from Iran of all arms and related materiel, thereby banning all states and groups from purchasing or receiving arms from Iran. The resolution also called on all states to 'exercise vigilance and restraint' in their supply of any items covered by the UN Register of Conventional Arms to Iran.
On the 28 March 2007 Security Council Resolution 1749 lifted the requirement for states to notify the UN of arms deliveries to the Rwandan government.
On the 23 April 2007 the EU adopted Council Common Position 2007/246/CFSP amending Common Position 2007/140/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Iran. The Common Position expanded existing prohibitions on Iran to include transfers of all arms and related materiel of all types, including weapons and ammunition, military vehicles and equipment, paramilitary equipment and spare parts for the aforementioned.