European FMs plead against new Iran sanctions moves

January 22, 2015 18:36

UNITED NATIONS - Four leading European foreign policy officials on Thursday warned that new sanctions legislation against Iran could torpedo efforts to secure a long-term agreement with Tehran to curb its nuclear program.

The plea, in an opinion piece published in the Washington Post, appeared to be directed at the Republican-controlled US Congress weighing new sanctions, even though the piece did not explicitly mention U.S. lawmakers.

It was by British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.

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