Sanctions are political policy instruments used to encourage jurisdictions acting in contravention of international law to adopt standards supported
With the adoption of Council Decision 2010413CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Iran, repealing Common Position 2007140CFSP, and its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union (EU) on July 27, 2010, the EU imposed new sanctions on Iran.
As from 3 July 2008, the 2007 Dutch Sanction Regulation on Iran has been amended.
On 19 April 2007, the European Council approved sanctions against Iran over its nuclear ambitions following the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1737 (2006).
UN Security Council resolutions 1737 and 1747 set out the measures that UN member states must take as a consequence of concerns over the development of a nuclear programme in Iran.