Iran getting isolated, may face more sanctions: US

The US has said that it is looking at new possible ways of imposing additional sanctions on Iran.

Last Updated: Dec 01, 2011, 09:35 AM IST

Washington: The United States has said that
it is looking at new possible ways of imposing additional
sanctions on Iran, which it said is increasingly getting
isolated among the international community.

"In terms of additional sanctions that you mentioned, we
are looking at new possible sanctions. We have always said
that that is going to remain an option as we move forward,"
State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters here.

The US is engaged with countries around the world on its
strict enforcement.

Responding to questions about the attack on the British
Embassy in Tehran, Toner said it has been condemned by the
international community as a result of which Iran has become
further isolated.

Britain has recalled all its diplomats from Tehran and
has asked all Iranian diplomats in Tehran to leave the country
in 48 hours.

"We have already seen significant, as we have talked
about, biting sanctions put in place. We want to make the
choice for Iran very clear. There is a clear way, a clear path
forward, out of this situation for them," he asserted.

Only last week, US President Barack Obama had slapped
additional sanctions on Iran.

The US was joined by several other countries including
Britain.

At the same time, Toner said the door of engagement is
still open.

"We are trying to find ways that we can reach past the
government and engage with the Iranian people to convey to
them that, not the US but the international community’s
concerns about the Iranian Government are not directed at them
in any way we want to see a more democratic, more
prosperous, stable Iran," he said.

PTI