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France Threatens Iran With New Sanctions if Missile Talks Fail

France Threatens Iran With New Sanctions if Missile Talks Fail

Friday, 25 January, 2019 - 12:00
A handout picture released on March 8, 2016 by Sepah News, the online news site and public relations arm of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard, shows a ballistic missile being launched during a test in an undisclosed location. (AFP/SEPAH NEWS/STRINGER/FILE)
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France is ready to impose further sanctions against Iran if no progress is made in talks over its ballistic missile program, the French foreign minister said on Friday, the Associated Press (AP) reported.

"We are ready, if the talks don't yield results, to apply sanctions firmly, and they know it," Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters.

Diplomats previously told Reuters in private that France, Britain and other EU countries were considering new economic sanctions against Tehran.

Those could include asset freezes and travel bans on Iran's Revolutionary Guards and Iranians developing Tehran's ballistic missile program, three diplomats said.

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