EUROPEAN COMMISSION PROPOSES TIGHTENING ANTI-PROLIFERATION CONTROLS AGAINST IRAN

BY KEITH NUTHALL

TIGHTER financial and customs controls have been proposed by the European Commission, designed to prevent Iran's nuclear industry from acquiring materials useful for their controversial nuclear programme. In a revised regulation proposed for approval by the European Union (EU) Council of Ministers, Brussels wants cargo aircraft and merchant vessels owned or controlled by Iran Air Cargo and the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line to submit pre-arrival or pre-departure information, for all goods brought into or out of the EU.


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