Sommaire: 23 March 2012, Brussels - The EU Council today approved the implementing legislation for the most recent EU restrictive measures in response to the Iranian nuclear programme. Its publication in the Official Journal tomorrow will ensure the full effect of the sanctions adopted by the Council on 23 January and developed on 15 March.
The regulation approved today by the EU Council defines the precise scope of the measures agreed in January, including the trade restrictions on oil and petroleum products and on petrochemical products and the asset freeze against the Iranian central bank. It also clarifies relevant administrative procedures for national authorities implementing the sanctions.
A consolidated version of the relevant regulation, including all EU restrictive measures against Iran, will be published in the Official Journal of 24 March.
For details on the EU's approach to Iran and an overview of the restrictive measures, see factsheet European Union and Iran.