The European Union froze the assets of an Iranian regime’s terrorist Qods Force as part of broader sanctions against Syria, for its role in the Syrian regime’s deadly crackdown on protesters.
The EU added the Quds Force along with four Syrian entities and 15 people to the bloc’s list of those targeted by an asset freeze and travel ban.
“The Qods (or Quds) Force is a specialist arm of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
The Qods Force is involved in providing equipment and support to help the Syria regime suppress protests in Syria. IRGC Qods Force has provided technical assistance, equipment and support to the Syrian security services to repress civilian protest movements.” the 27- nation EU said today in the Official Journal.
The decision, taken yesterday in Brussels, expands the EU’s sanctions against Syria to 50 people and nine entities and comes as the bloc prepares to prohibit imports of crude oil from the country.