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Anti-government protesters in Iran in June: the country has hung a number of activists as "enemies of God" in the run-up to the anniversary of last year's mass post-election demonstrations (Photo: Hamed Saber)

EU diplomat: no details on Iran sanctions until July

Details of new EU sanctions against Iran are unlikely to emerge before late July. But EU leaders at a summit in Brussels on Thursday (17 June) are set to make a "political commitment" to hit the country's energy sector and Revolutionary Guards Corps.

Speaking to press on the eve of Thursday's meeting, an EU diplomat said: "The list of restrictive measures is pretty much hammered out at this stage. They cover areas like trade, the financial sector, energy, transport, visa ban, asset free...

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

Anti-government protesters in Iran in June: the country has hung a number of activists as "enemies of God" in the run-up to the anniversary of last year's mass post-election demonstrations (Photo: Hamed Saber)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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