France: Paralyze the Iranian regime through sanctions

France is pressing forinternational sanctions strong enough to paralyze Iran over itsnuclear policy, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said in aninterview with l'expresse magazine.

"France is advocating sanctions on a scale that wouldparalyze the regime: freezing of central bank assets and anembargo on hydrocarbon (oil) exports," he said.

Sanctions that hit Iran's central bank and oil exports, asthe United States and Britain were starting to implement, werethe way to go, said the minister, who acknowledged that thingswere moving less rapidly at wider international level.