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EU Sanctions Iran Intelligence Service for Bomb Plot in France

  • Bloc also adds two Iranian natives to its terrorist blacklist
  • Moves show concerns about alleged Iranian assassination plans

The European Union sanctioned an Iranian intelligence service and two natives of Iran for an alleged bomb plot in France, highlighting the bloc’s stick-and-carrot approach to the geopolitical challenges posed by Tehran.

The EU decided on Tuesday to freeze the assets of the Directorate for Internal Security of the Iranian Ministry for Intelligence and Security and of individuals identified as Assadollah Asadi and Saeid Hashemi Moghadam, according to a document seen by Bloomberg News. The move, which mirrors French sanctions, is due to be published in the EU Official Journal on Wednesday.