In Brief: Iran places 6 UK parliamentarians on new sanctions list

Wayne David MP speaking in Parliament about being sanctioned by Iran

Six UK parliamentarians have been informed by the Foreign Office that they have been placed on Iran’s latest sanctions list.

The list, published this week, included LFI vice-chair John Spellar and former shadow Middle East minister and LFI parliamentary supporter Wayne David.

They join LFI chair Steve McCabe, who was sanctioned by Tehran earlier this year.

Wayne David told Jewish News that those added to the list “have stood up for human rights and we will continue to support the democratic opposition against what is happening in Iran,” adding that he strongly supported the concern Israel has put out about the very real threat Iran poses and will continue to do so.

In the Commons on Tuesday, foreign secretary James Cleverly told Labour MP David that he should regard his place on the list as “a badge of honour”.

Announcing the move Iran said: “Due to their intentional support for terrorism and terrorist organizations as well as their promotion of terrorism, violence, and hatred that result in riots, violence, terrorist acts, and violations of the of Iranian citizens, the foreign ministry imposes sanctions on specific British individuals and entities”.