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European Union agreed on new sanctions against Iran over supplying drones to Russia!

European Union members have agreed on new sanctions against Iran over supplying drones that have been used to attack Ukraine, the Czech presidency of the EU said on Thursday.

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“EU ambassadors agreed on measures against entities supplying Iranian drones that hit Ukraine,” the presidency said on Twitter, adding that the sanctions will come into force on Thursday afternoon.

Earlier this week, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said a total of 37 Iranian Shahed-136 drones and three cruise missiles launched by Russia were shot down overnight Sunday and on Monday.

“EU states decided to freeze the assets of three individuals and one entity responsible for drone deliveries,” it said.

The EU is “also prepared to extend sanctions to four more Iranian entities that already featured in a previous sanctions list,” it concluded.

Iran has denied supplying Russia with weapons for use in Ukraine, saying last week that it “has not and will not” do so.

On Wednesday, however, EU spokeswoman Nabila Massrali said the bloc had “sufficient evidence” to sanction Iran in relation to supplying drones to Russia, which are believed to have been used against Ukraine.

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