Australia on Wednesday announced additional sanctions against Iran for supplying drones to Russia in its war on Ukraine.
In a news release, Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong said financial sanctions would be imposed on four Iranian individuals and four entities involved in the production and supply of drones to Moscow.
Russia has used Iranian drones across Ukraine with relentless ferocity, targeting both civilian areas and key infrastructure.
The sanctions are among wider measures announced Wednesday by Australia against individuals in Iran and Myanmar for alleged human rights abuses.
“Australia stands with the people of Myanmar, the people of Iran and with the people of Ukraine,” the Foreign Ministry statement read.
“We employ every strategy at our disposal towards upholding human rights – ranging from dialogue and diplomacy to sanctions – consistent with our values and our interests.”
Last month, the United States sanctioned seven Iranian officials tied to an Iranian defense manufacturer that designs and produces drones which have been used by Russia in the war in Ukraine.