Israel welcomes the decision by EU Foreign Ministers to impose additional and significant sanctions on Iran.

(Communicated by the MFA Spokesperson)

Israel welcomes the decision by EU Foreign Ministers to impose additional and significant sanctions on Iran, targeting energy, banking, trade and transportation, as well as the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

This measure by the EU sends a clear message to Iran, that it should abide by the demands of the international community. It indicates the price that Iran has to pay for continuing its current conduct, and signals that the international community will not acquiesce to Teheran’s systematic disregard of international norms.

The EU has taken a significant step, but it should be followed by similar action in other countries in prospect of widening the sanctions on Iran.

Significant and wide-ranging sanctions need to be fully implemented and enforced in order to convey a determined message to the Iranian regime.