Mittwoch, Dezember 06, 2006

'There will be sanctions' on Iran, says French FM

PARIS (AFP) - The powers making up the UN Security Council are agreed that "there will be sanctions" against Iran, though their extent is yet to be decided, France said, after a Paris meeting on Tehran's nuclear programme.

"There is a question as to the extent of the sanctions, but there will be sanctions," Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy told RTL radio Wednesday.

He said the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany "agree on one thing: that there will be a United Nations Security Council resolution backed by all, including China and Russia.