In the statement published on the website of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was reported that sanctions were issued against 13 institutions and 23 high-ranking people in the UK and EU countries. In the statement, it was stated that the said sanction decision was taken in line with the approval of the relevant authorities and on the basis of the principle of reciprocity. Reasons such as disseminating information and contributing to the escalation of sanctions against the country” were listed.
In the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it was stated that the sanctions against 13 institutions and 23 individuals "including the visa ban, the ban on their entry into Iran and the confiscation of their assets in Iran". In the list of institutions subject to sanctions, institutions and organizations named "NATO European Supreme Allied Command (SACEUR), German Army National Command and General Space Operations Division, German arms company Maffei Wegmann Kraus" took place.
In the list of people who have been sanctioned, "Isabelle Rome, Minister for Equality between Women and Men, Roland Lescure, Minister for Industry in France, Roderich Kiesewetter, Member of the German Parliament, Renata Alt, Member of the German Parliament, Stuart Irwin, Royal Naval Air Base Commander and Philip Dennis, Deputy Commander of the United Naval Forces from England", drew attention.
The European Union organized 32 people and 2 organizations, including Iranian Minister of Culture and Guidance Mohammed Mehdi Ismaili and Minister of Education Yusuf Nuri, on February 20, due to the intervention of law enforcement officers in the demonstrations that started after Mahsa Emini's death and the death sentences given to the demonstrators. The sanctions include freezing the assets of those on the list, banning travel to EU countries, and blocking funding for these individuals and organizations.