U.K. to back severe Iran sanctions in wake of embassy attack

01.12.2011                      05.Kislev. 5772

Groß-Britannien:

U.K. to back severe Iran sanctions in wake of embassy attack

Foreign Secretary William Hague says measure prompted by Iran's nuclear program, not by a recent raid of protesters on the British embassy in Tehran.

Britain will call for stronger economic sanctions on Iran at a meeting of European Union foreign ministers in Brussels on Thursday following the storming of its embassy in Tehran, U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague said on Thursday.
Hague's comments came after British diplomatic sources indicated on Wednesday that the U.K. will support an embargo on Iranian oil imports following the deterioration of relations between the two countries….