France is pressing for
international sanctions strong enough to paralyze Iran over its
nuclear policy, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said in an
interview with l'expresse magazine.
"France is advocating sanctions on a scale that would
paralyze the regime: freezing of central bank assets and an
embargo on hydrocarbon (oil) exports," he said.
Sanctions that hit Iran's central bank
and oil exports, as
the United States
and Britain were starting to implement, were
the way to go, said the minister, who acknowledged that things
were moving less rapidly at wider international level.