St Kitts and Nevis imposes sanction on Iranians
The Denzil Douglas-led administration has suspended its Economic Citizenship Programme for Iranians living in Iran.
BASSETERRE, St Kitts, Friday December 2, 2011 - St Kitts and Nevis has joined states that have imposed sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program.
The Denzil Douglas-led administration announced this week that it has suspended its Economic Citizenship Programme for Iranians living at home.
“Our Economic Citizenship Unit of the Ministry of the Office of the Prime Minister has taken a decision to suspend any granting of St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship to Iranians who are living in Iran at the point of their application for investment in the Economic Citizenship Programme,” Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, The Right Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas stated.
“We do this in strong support of the unfolding events coming from the international community in observing what is happening in Iran. We are a country friendly to all and enemy and hostile to none,” Dr. Douglas said.
Several states have imposed sanctions on the Middle Eastern country in recent days, including the British government, which has closed its embassy in the capital and ordered the closure of the Iranian Embassy in London.
Last month, the US imposed penalties on Iran while European Union governments have blacklisted more than 180 Iranian officials and companies.