PARIS, Nov. 13 (Xinhua) -- France suggested Monday that further sanctions could be imposed "if needed" against Iran over its ballistic missile program, the country's foreign ministry spokesperson said.
"The European Union (EU) has already placed sanctions on Iranian entities involved in the ballistic program. If needed, new sanctions could be taken," said Quai d'Orsay spokeswoman Agnes Romatet-Espagne.
However, "the political dialogue between France and Iran is active and makes it possible to address all topics, including strategic and regional issues," she added.
French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is soon to fly to Tehran where he "will have a firm dialogue," said the ministry's spokesperson during an electronic press briefing.
During a visit to the United Arab Emirates last week, French President Emmanuel Macron reaffirmed support for the 2015 Vienna nuclear deal. However, he proposed to negotiate Iran's ballistic activities, which he said should be restricted to preserve the region's stability.