EU agrees to extend Syria curbs to include Iranians

BRUSSELS - EU states reached a political agreement on Wednesday to extend sanctions against Syria to four military-linked entities and seven individuals, including three Iranians, linked to suppression of dissent, EU diplomats said.
In May, the European Union added Syrian President Bashar Assad and other senior officials to a list of Syrians banned from traveling to the EU and subject to asset freezes.
"There is a political agreement on extending the list," an EU diplomat said, adding that the new sanctions would take effect on Friday, once all 27 EU states have written on Thursday to give their formal approval.