British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett said Monday she hoped a quick implementation of United Nations sanctions against Iran would force Tehran back to the negotiating table to discuss its nuclear program.
European Union foreign ministers were discussing how they would implement limited sanctions approved by the UN Security Council in December.
EU officials said the 27-nation bloc would implement the measures in early February.
Beckett said Monday's talks were meant to work out "how we can fully implement the UN resolution so as to keep pressure on Iran to accept the offer of the international community to come back to the negotiating table."
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