France and the United States have worked out a common position on sanctions against Iran and intend to submit their proposals to the UN Security Council, the French foreign minister said Friday.
"We have reached a very clear agreement on further actions. We will act in two directions: constant dialogue and work on sanctions," Bernard Kouchner said after a meeting with U.S. State Secretary Hillary Clinton.
"I think we, Iran Six, have done everything possible. In New York and here, we have worked on sanctions that we will submit to the Security Council," he said.
Mediators from the Iran Six - Russia, the United States, China, Britain, France and Germany - are currently discussing the transition from talks to new sanctions in response to Iran's refusal to fold its controversial nuclear program.
The West suspects Iran of pursuing a secret nuclear weapons program but the Islamic Republic says it needs nuclear power solely for civilian purposes.
PARIS, January 29 (RIA Novosti)