On 12 January 2009 the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences advised the minister of Education, Culture and Science to withdraw the 2007 Iran Sanction Regulation. This regulation excludes students from Iran from certain fields of research and education.
Letter to the minister of Education, Culture and Science regarding the 2007 Iran Sanction Regulation
13 January 2009
The Academy regards the far-reaching implications of the Sanction Regulation as contrary to the free and international conduct of science.