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Brussels, 28 April 2011



Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union on the alignment of certain third countries with the Council Decision 2011/235/CFSP concerning restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities in view of the situation in Iran

On 12 April 2011, the Council adopted Council Decision 2011/235/CFSP1. The Council Decision imposes restrictive measures against persons responsible for serious human rights violation in Iran.

This declaration is made to announce that the following countries have declared that they share the objectives of Council Decision 2011/235/CFSP: The Candidate Countries Croatia*, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*, Montenegro* and Iceland+, the Countries of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidates Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the EFTA countries Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova.

They will ensure that their national policies conform to this Council Decision.

The European Union takes note of this commitment and welcomes it.

1 :

Published on 14.04.2011 in the Official Journal of the European Union no. L 100, p. 51.

* :

Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Montenegro continue to be part of the Stabilisation and Association Process.

+ :

Iceland continues to be a member of the EFTA and of the European Economic Area.

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