Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on the alignment of certain countries concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities in view of the situation in Iran

On 7 April 2020, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2020/512[1] amending Council Decision 2011/235/CFSP.

The Council Decision renews the existing restrictive measures for a further twelve months, until 13 April 2021, and amends the list of persons and entities subject to restrictive measures as set out in the Annex to Decision 2011/235/CFSP.

The Candidate Countries Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania[2], the country of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidate Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the EFTA countries Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova align themselves with this Council Decision.

They will ensure that their national policies conform to this Council Decision.

The European Union takes note of this commitment and welcomes it.

[1] Published on 08.04.2020 in the Official Journal of the European Union n°. L 113, p. 22

[2] The Republic of North Macedonia, Montenegro and Albania continue to be part of the Stabilisation and Association Process.