Sanction Policy of the European Union Against Iran in the 21st Century

Keywords: sanctions, sanctions policy, European Union, Iran, Russian aggression, Ukraine


The beginning of the post-bipolar period effectively ended the period of the «Cold War» and ideological confrontation in the world. However, in the realities of life, this confrontation did not happen anywhere, it was only somewhat «disguised». We continue to observe an increase in the number and frequency of international conflicts, encroachment on the territory of other countries, opposition to the national interests of the leading actors of the international arena, which leads to the emergence of new and more dangerous challenges to international security. Today, the problems of the spread of nuclear weapons, international terrorism, political and religious extremism, uncontrolled local conflicts, which can lead to the destruction of the foundations of world stability, are acute. In order to counter these destabilizing international threats and to improve the principles and mechanisms of maintaining international order, representatives of the international community, including the European Union, resorted to the use of sanctions, which have become an important element of modern international relations. Among such countries to which the EU was forced to apply sanctions was Iran, which, as a powerful Middle Eastern player and exporter of the ideology of revolutionary Islam, affects not only the destabilization of the balance in the Middle East, but also deals a significant blow to the international security system. Iran’s supply to Russia of its drones, which struck Ukraine, contributed to the adoption by the EU in October 2022 of a new package of sanctions against Iran. Therefore, in this article, the author considers the key aspects of the EU’s sanctions policy to this country.


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How to Cite
Vovchuk, L. (2023). Sanction Policy of the European Union Against Iran in the 21st Century. Acta De Historia & Politica: Saeculum XXI, (5), 46-54. Retrieved from