UN sanctions on Lebanon were first introduced in 2005 by UN Security Council Resolution 1636. They imposed a travel ban and asset freeze on people suspected of being involved in the planning, sponsoring, organising or perpetrating the terrorist bombing in Beirut (14 February 2005) that killed 23 people, including former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.Show full details
In 2006, the UN also introduced an arms embargo and ban on the provision of related services, by UN Security Council Resolution 1701. The intention of the measures was to assist the Lebanese government in exercising full sovereignty over its territory and ensure no weapons are in the country without its consent. The EU implemented these measures by Common Position 2006/625/CFSP and Council Regulation (EC) No 1412/2006.
Summary of Current UN Sanctions:
All individuals designated by the Commission or the Government of Lebanon as suspected of involvement in the planning, sponsoring, organising or perpetrating of the terrorist attack in Beirut (14 February 2005).
Summary of Current EU Sanctions:
People and entities designated by the UN Sanctions Committee, established pursuant to UNSC Resolution 1636 (2005), on suspicion of involvement in the terrorist attack in Beirut (14 February 2005).
The UK has passed the Sanctions (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/26, which make amendments to a number of EU sanctions regimes to ensure (inter alia) that they continue to apply within the UK after Brexit. The Regulations will come into force on exit day.