Iran sanctions

Media release

10 January 2013

Foreign Minister Bob Carr today announced further Australian sanctions on Iran, affecting the financial, trade, energy and transport sectors.

“These sanctions further increase pressure on Iran to comply with its nuclear non-proliferation obligations and with UN Security Council resolutions and to engage in serious negotiations on its nuclear program,” Senator Carr said.

The sanctions include financial and travel restrictions on additional individuals and entities active in the oil, gas and financial sectors or related to Iran’s WMD proliferation activities.

They include new measures prohibiting:

The additional measures are broadly aligned with those introduced by the European Union and other countries.

The Government will seek public comment on an exposure draft of proposed amendments to the Autonomous Sanctions Regulations 2011 before the new sanctions are formally implemented.

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