The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) says the European Union has imposed fresh sanctions against the country by banning Iranian vessels from using its ports and shipping lines despite the recent nuclear deal in Geneva.
“Despite the deal reached during recent Geneva talks [between Iran and the six major world powers], in which it was agreed that no new sanctions would be imposed on Iran, the European Union has banned the entry of Iranian vessels into European [shipping] lines,” Mohammad Hossein Dajmar, managing director of IRISL, told ISNA on Tuesday.
He added that under the new sanctions, Iranian shipping fleet will not be allowed to carry petrochemical products, oil and vehicles.
Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - Britain, China, France, Russia and the US - plus Germany sealed an interim deal on November 24 to pave the way for the full resolution of the West’s decade-old dispute with Iran over the country’s nuclear energy program.
In exchange for Iran’s confidence-building bid to limit certain aspects of its nuclear energy activities, the Western countries agreed to lift some of the existing sanctions against Iran and impose no new sanctions against the country.