Iran blacklists some UK individuals, entities

TEHRAN, Oct. 19 (MNA) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced sanctions on a number of British institutions and individuals for their deliberate actions in support of terrorism, inciting violence and hatred and human rights violations.

The sanctions include the ban on issuing visas and the impossibility of entering the above-mentioned individuals into Iran, confiscation of their property and assets in the territory of Iran, and the blocking of their bank accounts in the financial and banking system of Iran, the Iranian foreign ministry statement read on Wednesday.

It added these sanctions will also take into account the possibility of the prosecution of those individuals due to their involvement in criminal actions.

The list of UK individuals and entities is as follows:

-The National Cyber Security Centre of Britain
-The British Government Communications Headquarters, commonly known as GCHQ
-VolantMedia, GlobalMedia, DMA Media, BBC Persian and Iran International as their affiliated companies

Pursuant to the Islamic Republic’s procedures and system, sanctions are placed on the following persons:
-Tom Tugendhat, Minister of State for Security of the United Kingdom
-Don MacKinnon, the British military commander in the Persian Gulf
-Steve McCabe, Chair, Labour Friends of Israel at the House of Commons
-Stephen Crabb, Chair, Conservative Friends of Israel at the House of Commons
-Stuart Polak, Honorary Chair, Conservative Friends of Israel at the House of Lords
-Bob Blackman, Member of Parliament (House of Commons)
-Theresa Cilliers, Member of Parliament (House of Commons) and former minister of environment
-Anthea McIntyre, British politician
-General Mark Carleton-Smith, Britain’s former Chief of the General Staff (at the time when Iran’s top General Qassem Soleimani was assassinated)

The above sanctions include a ban on issuing visas for the persons and on their entry into the Islamic Republic of Iran, the seizure of their property and assets in territories under the Islamic Republic of Iran’s jurisdiction, and the closure of their bank accounts in the financial and banking system of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Obviously, the sanctions do not spare the persons from prosecution for their involvement in criminal activities at competent courts.
MNA

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