UK Imposes Sanctions on Iranian Military after Missile Attack on Israel


Joint UK and US Sanctions

The UK has announced new sanctions targeting the "ringleaders" of Iran’s military in response to the recent missile and drone attack on Israel. Rishi Sunak unveiled the measures, imposing travel bans and asset freezes on seven individuals and six entities involved in 'destabilising regional activity.'

Response to Attack

The sanctions come after over 400 sanctions were already in place against Iran, including the Revolutionary Guard. The move follows the weekend's attacks, where RAF jets played a role in intercepting around 300 Iranian drones and missiles.

Specific Targets

The sanctions specifically target the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy and the Khatemolanbia Central Headquarters, responsible for commanding Iran's armed forces. Among those sanctioned are Iranian defense minister Mohammad Reza Ashtiani and Major-General Gholamali Rashid.

International Response

Both the UK and the US have condemned the attack on Israel, with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak emphasizing the need to limit Iran's ability to destabilize the region. US President Joe Biden echoed these sentiments, emphasizing the collective effort to hold Iran accountable and increase economic pressure.

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