According to several news agencies, the Iranian government wants to sanction European politicians, journalists, institutions and companies.
The Farsi editorial team of Deutsche Welle (DW) is named in a statement by the Foreign Ministry. Iran accuses the listed individuals and companies of "supporting terrorism." The sanctions include travel bans and asset freezes.
DW Director General Peter Limbourg: "The regime in Iran has been threatening our Farsi editors and their families for some time now. This is unacceptable. The regime promotes terrorism internally and externally. I expect politicians in Germany and Europe to increase the pressure on the regime. The fact that we appear on such a list now will not stop us from providing our users in Iran with reliable information."