PARIS (Reuters) - French bank Societe Generale
SocGen, which made the disclosure in its annual report, said it had launched an internal audit and was cooperating with U.S. authorities.
A Societe Generale spokeswoman declined to comment but noted that such talks were underway with many financial institutions.
The bank's disclosure follows similar ones by French rivals BNP Paribas
SocGen, which said it was in talks with the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is just the latest in a series of European banks who have disclosed talks with regulators regarding potential sanctions briefings.
Many such admissions have involved violations of U.S. sanctions on Iran aimed at punishing its nuclear program.
In one of the highest profile cases, Standard Chartered Plc
(Reporting By Christian Plumb; editing by Blaise Robinson)