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Tehran market - critics of the sanctions, such as Russia, say they will hurt ordinary people (Photo: kamshots)

EU sanctions on Iran peppered with exemptions

New sanctions on Iran could prove hard to enforce after EU countries peppered them with derogations to help Greece find alternate suppliers, to protect trade in non-oil sectors and to give Tehran-based embassies access to cash.

Details of the measures - designed to stop an alleged nuclear weapons programme - came out in the bloc's Official Journal on Tuesday (24 January).

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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.

Tehran market - critics of the sanctions, such as Russia, say they will hurt ordinary people (Photo: kamshots)

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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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