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Iran disappointed with EU sanctions

Iran’s Foreign Minister on Tuesday described as “regrettable” the European Union’s decision to extend sanctions against Tehran after its unprecedented retaliatory attack against its sworn enemy Israel.

“It is regrettable to see the EU quickly decide to apply more illegal restrictions against Iran simply because it exercised its right of self-defense in the face of Israel’s irresponsible aggression,” he said in a message. on X the Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

“The EU should not follow Washington’s advice to satisfy the criminal Israeli regime,” the minister said.

On Monday, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said the European Union had agreed in principle to expand existing drone sanctions on Iran to cover missiles and their potential transfer to Tehran’s allied groups in the Middle East. -East or Russia.

Borrell’s remarks came nearly ten days after Iran launched its first-ever direct drone and missile attack on Israeli territory.

This attack followed an airstrike on April 1 attributed to Israel which destroyed Tehran’s consular annex in Damascus and killed seven members of the Revolutionary Guards, the ideological army of the Islamic Republic, including two generals.

The Israeli military said the vast majority of the more than 300 missiles and drones fired by Iran on April 13 and 14 had been shot down – with help from the United States and other allies – and that the attack caused only minimal damage.

This article is originally published on icibeyrouth.com

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