Iran president mahmoud Ahmadinejad Natanz 521 R.
(photo credit: REUTERS)
WASHINGTON - The European Union is preparing new restrictive measures against Iran and shares US concerns about Tehran's nuclear program, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said on Monday.
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Van Rompuy did not offer details of the planned sanctions in remarks to reporters after a White House meeting with President Barack Obama and other top US officials.
In a joint statement issued after that meeting, the United States and
European Union said they shared "deep concern" about the possible
military dimensions of Tehran's nuclear pursuits.
"We stress our determination to ensure that Iran complies with its
obligations, including abiding by United Nations Security Council
resolutions, and to cooperate fully with the IAEA to address the
international community's serious concerns over the nature of its
nuclear program," the statement read.