EU Prepared For New Sanctions Against Iran

European Union foreign ministers showed cautious support on Monday (19 Nov) for possible new economic sanctions on Iran in a shift of policy after accusations of Iranian attack plots in France and Denmark, diplomats said. 

Denmark and France briefed their EU counterparts at a meeting in Brussels on the alleged plots and ministers agreed to consider targeted sanctions on Iranians in response, although no details or names were discussed, five diplomats told Reuters. 

Though still at an early stage, the EU’s readiness to penalise Iranians would be the first such move in years after months of internal division over how to punish Iranians accused of destabilising activities in Europe and the Middle East.

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