EU to Add Sanctions on Iran Amid Ongoing Violent Protests

Over 130 have been killed says human rights group as Iran sees three weeks of protests sparked after the death of Mahsa Amini at the hands of Iran's 'morality police'

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Demonstrators gather around a burning barricade during a protest for Mahsa Amini, a woman who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic's morality police, in Tehran, last month.
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The European Union is considering slapping additional sanctions on Iran, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said on Thursday, as rights groups say thousands have been arrested and hundreds injured in a crackdown by Iranian security forces.

EU foreign ministers will discuss further sanctions on Iran at their next meeting, Borrell told reporters in Prague.

Protesters have rallied across Iran as demonstrations stretched into their third week.

The protests, sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old from Iranian Kurdistan, have spiraled into the biggest show of opposition to Iran's clerical authorities since 2019, with dozens killed in unrest across the country.

Iran Human Rights, a Norway-based group, said in a statement that "so far 133 people had been killed across Iran," including more than 40 people it said died in clashes last week in Zahedan, capital of the southeastern Sistan-Baluchistan province.

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