UK to call for tougher Iran sanctions

2011-12-01 12:22

London - Britain will call for stronger economic sanctions on Iran at a meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Brussels on Thursday after the storming of its embassy in Tehran, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Thursday.

"I will be advocating an intensification of economic sanctions on Iran, particularly to increase the isolation of the Iranian financial sector," he told BBC radio from Brussels.

Britain shut Iran's embassy in London and expelled all its staff on Wednesday, saying the storming of the British mission in Tehran could not have taken place without consent from Iranian authorities.

  • vivienne.midlane - 2011-12-01 13:38

    Maybe the UK can do us all a favour and just stay the heck out of Iran? Oh wait, the west doesn't know how to leave people alone.

      Fidel - 2011-12-01 14:24

      The US/UK have become first class nuisances, like a wasp at the company picnic, constantly buzzing around the potato salad just when people want to sit down to eat. That's the US and UK, two big honking wasps making everyone's life miserable.

  • Barry - 2011-12-01 14:38

    Western economic terrorism. Why don't they just be honest and say "Iran, we want to steal your oil" Instead they make up lies about a sovereign country, that they know themselves cannot be anything other than lies.

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