Zelensky introduces a bill to parliament on imposing sanctions on Iran


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky presented, on Sunday, a bill to parliament on imposing sanctions on Iran.

The bill aims to approve the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine dated May 27, 2023 on the application of special economic and other sectoral restrictive measures (sanctions) to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The Ukrainian sanctions against Iran are to be applied for 50 years and will include such restrictive measures as a complete ban on trade with Iran, as well as stopping the transit of resources, flights and transportation through Ukraine.

The bill proposes to ban the transfer of technology and intellectual property rights to Iranian residents in Ukraine, and ban investments in Iran.

On Saturday, the Ukraine president imposed sanctions on 51 individuals and 220 entities related to the transportation, communications and industrial sectors in Russia and Belarus.

Zelensky said that his country will continue the steps to impose sanctions, vowing to pack new, more stringent sanctions soon.

Last year, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called on the European Union to impose sanctions on Iran for providing Russia with drones to use in its war against his country.

Earlier this year, the European Union imposed sanctions on seven Iranian companies for the production of drones, which were used by the Russian military in the conflict with Ukraine, including their use against civilian infrastructure.

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