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Iran: Travel Restrictions

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the European Union is implementing a full travel ban on (a) the persons designated under UN Security Council Resolutions 1737 and 1747 and (b) the individuals designated under Council Decision 2007/242/EC of 23 April; and if she will make a statement. (134860)

The EU is implementing a full travel ban on the individuals designated in UN Security Council Resolutions 1737 (2006), 1747 (2007) and the additional persons who meet the UN criteria listed in Council Decision 2007/242/EC. A series of limited exemptions to the travel ban are listed in Article IV of Common Position 2007/140/Common Foreign and Security Policy. These include permission to permit travel in cases of urgent humanitarian need or where there is a necessity to meet the objectives of UN Security Council Resolution 1737 (2006), including where Article XV of the International Atomic Energy Agency Statute is engaged.