US, Britain call for tightening sanctions on Iran

April 18th, 2008 - 12:47 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Gordon Brown
Washington, April 18 (Xinhua) Visiting British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, at a joint press conference with US President George W. Bush called for strengthening sanctions on Iran after their talks in the White House. “Iran continues to defy the will of the international community. And we are agreed on the need to strengthen the sanctions regime and ensure that these sanctions are effectively implemented,” Brown said Thursday.

Bush said Iran is “untrustworthy” and claimed it is “naive” to believe Iran could not transfer nuclear enrichment knowledge from any energy development programme to atomic bomb production.

The US has accused Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons under the cover of a civilian nuclear programme. Iran has denied the US charges and insisted that its nuclear programme is for peaceful purposes only.

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