US Secretary of States Antony Blinken held talks on Sunday with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian in Paris, France.
Their meeting came, ahead of the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council ministerial dinner.
Both officials discussed ways to protect global food security, against the backdrop of Russia’s unjust and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.
Moreover, they also talked about efforts to achieve a mutual return to full JCPOA implementation with Iran.
Earlier, Blinken announced that the US will continue to impose sanctions on Russia in the coming weeks as long as its operation in Ukraine does not stop.
“We will continue to impose sanctions in the coming weeks as long as Russia does not stop (in Ukraine),” Blinken said, in statements during a Senate hearing, reported by the US newspaper “The Hill”.
Moreover, he stressed that the State Department is working with the Departments of Justice and Treasury to figure out how to effectively freeze and confiscate Russian assets.
Last Tuesday, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki confirmed that the US administration continues to review sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin over the war in Ukraine.
In press statements to (Al-Hurra) TV channel, Psaki said that sanctions have already been imposed on the Russian President’s inner circle, including his daughters.
“No one is safe from our sanctions, and we have already imposed sanctions on Putin, his daughters, and those closest to him, and we will continue to review more,” the White House spokeswoman added.