Posted by: mulrickillion | December 4, 2011

Europeans stiffen sanctions on Iran after embassy attack

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Student hard-liners stormed the British Embassy compound on Tuesday to protest tough new sanctions against Iran, replacing the Union Jack with an Islamic flag and chanting “Death to England.”

By Edward Cody and Thomas Erdbrink, Dec 1, 2011 — PARIS — European nations, angered by a mob attack on the British Embassy in Tehran, stiffened their sanctions against Iran on Thursday but stopped short of halting oil purchases from the increasingly isolated Islamic government.

The new sanctions targeted additional members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps and businesses controlled by its members, according to an announcement after a European Union foreign ministers’ meeting in Brussels. In addition, the E.U. banned doing business with the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line. . . .

Europeans stiffen sanctions against Iran – The Washington Post

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