The President of the European Union Council, Herman Van Rompuy, Monday announced that the EU will impose tough sanctions on Iran to pressure Tehran to come to the negotiating table and resolve the nuclear issue.
“The EU is putting pressure on Iran by tough sanctions, oil embargo, to oblige the Iranians to negotiate their nuclear programme,” he told a joint press conference with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt in Copenhagen.
Van Rompuy visited Copenhagen today to discuss cooperation with the Danish EU Presidency and also talk about to the debt crisis in Europe policy.
He said Europe will continue to play its role in the world, adding that “we can make the difference, in promoting global governance and international cooperation.”
Denmark took over the six-month rotating EU Presidency from Poland on January 1.
Thorning-Schmidt said they have planned three EU summits during the Danish EU Presidency, one on January 30, one in March and one in June.