EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton
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EU agrees new sanctions on Iran's officials and firms

The European Union has agreed to impose fresh sanctions on 180 Iranian officials and firms over Tehran's controversial nuclear programme.

Ministers meeting in Brussels also agreed to work on other measures that could target Iran's energy sector.

The sanctions follow a UN report linking Iran to the development of a nuclear weapon. Iran denies the claims.

The EU measures also come two days after hundreds of Iranian protesters stormed the UK embassy in Tehran.

Nick Childs reports.

  • 01 Dec 2011
  • From the section World