Solana: EU should consider sanctions against Iran
A senior European Union official stated Monday that the 25-nation bloc should consider sanctions against Tehran, including a visa ban on nuclear officials, because the latter refuses to cooperate with the United Nations on its nuclear development program.
"We have to begin thinking about that possibility," EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana told reporters outside an EU foreign ministers meeting. According to the AP, the ministers discussed a possible tougher approach towards Iran.
Solana ruled out, however, that EU would back any military action. "Any military action is definitely out of the question for us," he stressed. According to him, the EU would await Iran's response to a U.N. Security Council call for a halt to uranium enrichment before considering any actions.