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. EU nations to increase sanctions against Iran: sources
BRUSSELS, June 23 (AFP) Jun 23, 2008
EU nations were set on Monday or Tuesday to adopt new sanctions against Iran targetting its financial institutions, especially the large Bank Melli, diplomatic sources said.

The measures, which will notably stop the operations of European offices of the bank in London, Hamburg and Paris, were to be approved during a meeting of EU agriculture and fisheries ministers Monday and Tuesday in Luxembourg, the sources said.

The new sanctions, aimed at persuading Tehran to suspend its nuclear enrichment activities, also add more names of people and organisations to the EU's visa-ban and assets-freeze lists.

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