September 19, 2016 / 3:43 PM / 3 years ago

European nations to discuss possible Congo sanctions: Ayrault

French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault arrives to attend a defence council at the Elysee Palace in Paris, July 27, 2016. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

NEW YORK (Reuters) - European nations will discuss the possibility of imposing sanctions on the Democratic Republic of the Congo, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on Monday.

Asked if France wanted sanctions like those Washington has imposed for what it described as the violent suppression of opposition to President Joseph Kabila’s government, Ayrault told reporters: “it’s a question we will discuss (among) Europeans, but the situation is extremely worrying and very dangerous.”

Reporting By John Irish

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