EU to impose further sanctions on Iran for human rights violations -Germany

Germany's Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock takes part in an EU Foreign Ministers' meeting, in Brussels, Belgium March 20, 2023. REUTERS/Johanna Geron

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers will slap a sixth package of sanctions on Iran in response to human rights violations, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said as she arrived for a meeting with her EU counterparts in Brussels on Monday.

"We want to make clear that nobody is above the law, which is why we will impose a sixth package of sanctions here in Brussels," she told reporters, adding the measures would target those responsible for human rights violations in Iran.

(Reporting by Sabine Siebold, Andrew Gray, Bart Meijer)

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