Croatia bans oil import from Iran
Zagreb, March 23 (IANS) Croatia on Thursday decided to ban oil imports from Iran, and export of crucial equipment and technology to the Iranian petrochemical industry, Xinhua reported.
According to a statement posted on the government website, the ban includes import, purchase and transport of crude oil and petroleum products from Iran.
On the list of sanctions, there are names of some financial institutions of Iran, including the country's central bank.
Croatia is set to join the European Union in July 2013. The 27-nation bloc in January decided against importing crude from Iran as part of sanctions, aiming to ramp up pressure over the country's nuclear programme.
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