FRANKFURT, Nov 12 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Saturday that he favours a new round of European Union sanctions on Iran next week.
“We want to continue to step up the pressure on the Revolutionary Guard Corps and the political leadership,” he said in a video posted on Twitter.
We must pay heed and take action when human rights are violated. We are witnessing the Iranians’ brave fight for greater freedom and justice, and the brutal violence against them. Sanctions are one way in which we are stepping up the pressure on the regime. #Kanzlerkompakt #Iran pic.twitter.com/jhtXm9JA05
— Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz (@Bundeskanzler) November 12, 2022
(Reporting by Tom Sims and Andreas Rinke; Editing by Pravin Char)