Pursuant to Council Decision 2013/685/CFSP, the European Council has relisted the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (“IRISL”) and a number of companies that are owned by, controlled by, acting on behalf of, or providing essential services to, IRISL. IRISL and the other companies had their sanctions annulled by the General Court of the European Union on 16 September 2013. The General Court annulled the listings on the basis that the Council failed to provide sufficient evidence to show that the named companies provided support for nuclear proliferation. However, the Council relisted the companies on the basis of “new statements of reasons concerning each of those entities”.
As well as IRISL, the relisted entities are: Bushehr Shipping Company Limited, Hafiz Darya Shipping Lines, Irano Misr Shipping Company, Irinvestship Ltd, IRISL (Malta) Ltd, IRISL Europe GmbH, IRISL Marine Services and Engineering Company, ISI Maritime Limited, Khazar Shipping Lines, Marble Shipping Limited, Safiran Payam Darya (SAPID) Shipping Company, Shipping Computer Services Company, Soroush Saramin Asatir, South Way Shipping Agency Co. Ltd, and Valfajr 8th Shipping Line.
The Council also noted that following judgments of the General Court, Iran Transfo, Sakhte Turbopomp va Kompressor and Oil Turbo Compressor Co. are no longer subject to restrictive measures.
Council Decision 2013/685/CFSP (PDF), which amended council decision 2010/413/CFSP