Sanctions against Iran

There are two parallel systems of sanctions with different focuses concerning Iran.

Sanctions concerning nuclear technology

Sanctions concerning human rights

The first goes back to UN Security Council resolutions and comprises measures in connection with suspicions that Iran is building up a capacity to develop nuclear weapons and delivery vehicles for nuclear weapons systems. Since 2007, the UN's decisions have been implemented and further developed within the EU.

The second system of sanctions was independently decided upon by the EU. It was introduced in 2011 and comprises measures in connection with the worsened human rights situation in Iran.

Both systems are described separately under the links above.

Contact

Jenny Söderqvist
Desk Officer
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
email to Jenny Söderqvist
Josefin Simonsson Brodén
Sanctions Coordinator
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00
email to Josefin Simonsson Brodén