BRUSSELS, Sept 6 (KUNA) -- Belgium's Foreign Ministry announced here Monday
that it took a number of initiatives to assure an efficient implementation of
European sanctions on Iran.
The EU on 27 July agreed on extra sanctions on Iran which go beyond the
fourth round of UN sanction adopted in June to pressure the Islamic Republic
to stop its enrichment activities.
The EU sanction target Iran's finance, banking, transport and energy sector
as well as an asset ban and a travel freeze on more than three dozen companies
"It is essential that measurements are applied in a consistent way, and in
a uniform way, on all territory of the European Union, including therefore
Belgium. This requires an optimum coordination of the Belgian authorities -
federal and regional - which are competent for the implementation of the
measures," said the Belgian foreign ministry in a statement here this evening.
The statement noted that measures relating to the transport by sea must be
applied in a consistent way in all European harbours, including therefore in
all Belgian harbours.
The implementation of sanctions by different Belgian entities will be the
object of an exchange of information between Belgium and its European
partners, it added.
The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines office in the Antwerp port
city of Belgium is included in the EU's blacklist. (end)
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