Mogherini on new sanctions against Iran

Mogherini on new sanctions against Iran

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said that new sanctions on Tehran was not foreseen to be a decision today.

"There is no consensus at the moment on the fact that these measures would be useful in this moment or appropriate in this moment. I do not exclude that this would happen in the future but this is not the case today. And as I said this is not linked to the JCPOA. It is more linked to the discussion on the war in Syria, on which, by the way, we as the European Union keep a very open channel with the Iranian authorities," she said after the meeting.

Mogherini added that further consideration on how to deal with Iran's role in Syria "will happen in the coming days or weeks," the AP reported.

Meeting in Luxembourg, EU foreign ministers strongly defended the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers and declined to impose new sanctions against Iran over its role in the Syrian conflict.

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