Britain imposes sanctions on Iranian culture minister

Mohammad Mehdi Esmaili, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance

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# 15 September 2023 17:24 (UTC +04:00)

Great Britain has imposed sanctions on Iran's minister of culture, United Kingdom's Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office announced, APA reports.

It was noted that UK, US, Canada and Australia announce coordinated sanctions on Iranian officials to mark the anniversary of the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of the Morality Police.

The UK’s sanctions focus on senior Iranian decision makers responsible for drafting and implementing Iran’s mandatory hijab legislation.

The UK’s sanctions include Mohammad Mehdi Esmaili - Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Mohammad Hashemi - Deputy Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Alireza Zakani - Mayor of Tehran, Saeed Montazer Al-Mahdi - Iranian Police Spokesman.

The UK has also today sanctioned Arvan Cloud, an internet cloud service provider for Iran. Arvan Cloud is a key partner of Iran’s Information and Communications Technology Ministry.

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