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EU Backs Sanctions Against Iran Over Drone Sales to Russia

  • Measures are set to target drone maker, three generals
  • EU diplomats pushing to approve sanctions as early as today
A Russian kamikaze drone during an attack in Kyiv. on Oct. 17.
A Russian kamikaze drone during an attack in Kyiv. on Oct. 17.Photographer: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images
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The European Union backed sanctions on three Iranian individuals and one entity for providing military support to Russia for its war against Ukraine and their involvement in providing Moscow with drones, according to people familiar with the matter.

An earlier proposal targeted Shahed Aviation Industries as responsible for the design and development of the Shahed series of Iranian drones that have been supplied to Russia and are currently being used in Ukraine, according to a document seen by Bloomberg.