US says seeks fresh sanctions against Iran

US said it had begun discussing with other countries fresh sanctions to try to pressure Iran's government to curb Tehran's nuclear programs.

US says seeks fresh sanctions against Iran

The United States said on Monday it had begun discussing with other countries fresh sanctions to try to pressure Iran's government to curb Tehran's nuclear programs.

"We have already begun discussions with our partners and with like-minded nations about pressure and sanctions," U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said at a news conference with Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani.

"Our goal is to pressure the Iranian government, particularly the Revolutionary Guard elements, without contributing to the suffering of the ordinary (people), who deserve better than what they currently are receiving," she added.

Clinton said the United States will continue its "dual-track" approach of seeking an end to the program through negotiations while also considering sanctions as a way to change Tehran's policy.

Reuters
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