Join the most important conference in the Jewish world
EU plans major new sanctions against Iran
ByREUTERS
October 15, 2012 03:09

LUXEMBOURG - European Union governments plan to ratchet up sanctions pressure against Iran over its nuclear program on Monday, approving new measures against Tehran's banking sector, industry and shipping.

The new sanctions mark one of the toughest pushes against Iran by Europe to date, and come amid mounting concerns over the Islamic Republic's military intentions and the failure of diplomacy to solve the atom stand-off this year.

Iran insists its nuclear work has only peaceful dimensions and has refused in three rounds of talks since April to scale it back unless major economic sanctions are lifted.

Share this article via
from around the web
Related Content
Breaking news
February 20, 2017
Egged drivers threaten nationwide strike

By SHARON UDASIN

Top Stories
Israel Weather
  • 5 - 18
    Beer Sheva
    10 - 18
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 5 - 15
    Jerusalem
    8 - 17
    Haifa
  • 9 - 23
    Elat
    7 - 21
    Tiberias