Swiss adopts latest EU drone sanctions over Ukraine war

Switzerland says it has adopted the new European Union sanctions against an Iranian firm and three top army members for supporting the Russian war against Ukraine.

The measures, against the company Shahed Aviation Industries and three senior military officers, are due to come into force later on Tuesday following a decision by the economics ministry, according to ta statement by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

Shahed Aviation Industries is a company affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ aerospace forces that is responsible for the design and development of the Shahed series of Iranian drones, according to SECO. These have been supplied to Russia and are being used in the war against Ukraine, it says.

Tehran has repeatedly denied the accusation.

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