Greece Objected to an Embargo
EU foreign ministers failed today to reach an agreement to impose an oil embargo against Iran. They could only agree to add 37 people and 143 companies and organizations to the sanctions list, including the Iranian shipping line, IRISL, and entities controlled by IRGC.
French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said that Greece, which relies on Iranian oil, had objected to Iran oil embargo.
“Greece has put forward a number of reservations,” Juppe said. “We have to take that into account. We have to see with our partners that the cuts can be compensated by the increase of production in other countries. It (the embargo) is very possible,” he added [AP, 1 December].