EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana raised the prospect of sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program for the first time on Friday but other EU officials stressed the need for a big-power consensus. In an interview with the Austrian daily Der Standard, published as EU foreign ministers began a meeting in Salzburg, Solana said he did not rule out sanctions at a later date if Tehran fails to allay fears it plans to build nuclear weapons. The U.N. Security Council is due to take up Iran’s case after an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) board of governors meeting ended on Wednesday without a deal to defuse the diplomatic standoff over Iran’s atomic ambitions. Full Story
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