On July 25, 2023, the EU published in its Official Journal two legal acts aimed at strengthening EU sanctions in the context of Russian-Ukrainian war, by sanctioning Iran, a third country that helps Russia. The measures are designed to tackle the production of Iranian Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), which are used in combat by Russian forces, thereby weakening Iran’s support to Russia. The EU measures send a clear signal to third countries providing assistance to Russia that their practices may have consequences.

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