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Statement from Minister of Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney T.D.

“This morning, I summoned the Iranian Ambassador to Iveagh House to relay to him again my deep concerns regarding the circumstances of the arrest and death of Mahsa Amini and the disproportionate response of the Iranian security authorities to the women and men of Iran who have come out to protest. I also expressed my concerns for the safety and well being of the competitive climber Elnaz Rekabi.


“I again urged Iran to stop supplying weaponry to Russia. Russia’s deliberate and repeated targeting of Ukrainian civilians and critical infrastructure is a gross violation of international law. Iran’s supply of weaponry to Russia is directly contributing to these violations.


“This morning, the EU adopted additional targeted sanctions against Iranian individuals and an entity involved in the development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles drones and their delivery to Russia. More will also be added in coming weeks.”