France Condemns New U.S. Sanctions Against Iran. Calls On EU to Fight Back

French Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian. Michel Euler/Pool via Reuters

BBC: Iran nuclear deal: France condemns US move to re-impose sanctions

France has condemned as "unacceptable" a US move to re-impose sanctions on companies trading with Iran.

The action from Washington followed President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of a landmark deal that sought to curb Iran's nuclear programme.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said European companies should not have to pay for the US decision.

The US says firms have six months to halt business and cannot enter into new contracts or they will face sanctions.

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WNU Editor: It looks like the French have made the decision that economic ties with Iran are more important than economic ties with the U.S., and that the EU should set up a European institution (like the U.S. Treasury Department) to penalize foreign companies that do not conform to EU policies .... France to Propose Iran Sanctions-Blocking Measures to EU Parl't - Official (Sputnik).

More News On France Condemning New U.S. Sanctions Against Iran

France urges Europe to push back against 'unacceptable' US sanctions on Iran -- France 24
France vows pushback against U.S. sanctions on Iran -- Reuters
France: Europe isn't US 'vassal,' should trade with Iran -- Washington Post
France dubs US sanctions on trade with Iran 'unacceptable' -- RFI
France Wants to Defend EU Firms From US Sanctions on Iran - French Minister -- Sputnik

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