German FM: EU will endorse sanctions on Iran

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 17, 2006 06:02

The European Union will endorse efforts to pursue sanctions against Iran, while keeping the door open to future negotiations to resolve the nuclear standoff with Tehran, Germany's foreign minister said. EU foreign ministers planned to discuss Iran's nuclear program at talks Tuesday. "We have stuck to the line ... saying that there will be discussions in the UN Security Council, probably with a resolution, and we are trying at the first stage to reach agreement on sanctions," Frank-Walter Steinmeier told reporters Monday. "But we still have this offer of talks to Iran; we are always prepared to resume those negotiations with Iran," he said.


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