France ready to impose sanctions on Iran
Paris is ready to impose further sanctions against Tehran if no progress is made in talks over its ballistic missile program, French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said.
"We are ready, if the talks don't yield results, to apply sanctions firmly, and they know it," the minister stressed.
Diplomats previously said in private that France, Britain and other EU countries were considering new economic sanctions against Tehran, Reuters reported.
Those could include asset freezes and travel bans on Iran's Revolutionary Guards and Iranians developing the Islamic Republic's ballistic missile program, three diplomats said.