Prime Minister Gordon Brown has once again followed the United States’ line and called for further economic sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme.
In a major foreign policy speech in the City of London, he said:
“We will lead in seeking tougher sanctions both at the UN and in the European Union including on oil and gas investment and the financial sector……. Iran should be in no doubt about the seriousness of our purpose.”
There have been stories about the US government putting pressure on businesses to pull out of Iran ahead of a planned military invasion. The UK, as usual, puts its relationship with its Big(ger) Brother ahead of its friends in the EU, making any genuine European solution to the crisis impossible.
‘Hard-headed internationalism’? More like ‘bully-boy tactics’!