Friday, October 12, 2007
Paris Urges Tougher Iran Sanction
France has urged its EU partners to expand economic sanctions against Iran to end its nuclear defiance. The French Foreign Minister said Iran was close to mastering uranium enrichment which he said was a de facto military capacity. Paris is likely to be backed by Britain, but Germany and Italy oppose tougher sanctions. Iran denies Western accusations that it is seeking a nuclear weapon, saying its nuclear program is for civilian use.