The General Court of the EU rejected (on 29 April 2015) applications brought by the National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) and Bank of Industry and Mine (BIM) for annulment of their listings under the EU’s Iran sanctions. The judgments are here: T-9/13 and T-10/13. BIM was included as a State enterprise that provides support to the Iranian Government, and NIGC as an entity owned and managed by the State that provides financial resources to the Iranian Government.
The Court rejected the applicants’ arguments that:
The Court also held that it did not have jurisdiction to determine the applicant’s challenge to the listing criteria themselves.
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