U.S. authorities are investigating whether BNP
evaded U.S. sanctions relating primarily to Sudan, Iran and
Syria between 2002 and 2009. Sources familiar with talks between
them and the bank have said the potential fine could exceed $10
Hollande flagged in the letter the need for a "reasonable"
approach by the U.S. justice system in close cooperation with
the financial regulatory authorities, the official added on
(Reporting by Julien Ponthus; Editing by Mark John)
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