Gordon Brown to condemn Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Gordon Brown will pledge “unbreakable” support to Israel while launching his strongest attack yet on Iran. The Prime Minister will send a tough message to the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday, warning of imminent sanctions on oil and gas if he does not abandon his nuclear ambitions. In a landmark speech to the Israeli parliament, Mr Brown will say that Mr Ahmadinejad’s denial of Israel’s right to exist is “totally abhorrent”. The European Union has already said it stands ready to push for a block on foreign investment in new Iranian oil and gas projects along with sanctions on the financial sector if the Gulf state does not comply with requests to suspend its uranium enrichment programme. British officials hinted that sanctions could extend to all parts of the oil industry in a bid to disrupt production by Iran, which exports some 2.5 million barrels a day. In his speech to the Knesset, the first by a British Prime Minister, Mr Brown will voice determination to prevent an Iranian nuclear programme. He will say that Iran now has a clear choice to make: “Suspend its nuclear programme and accept our offer of negotiations or face growing isolation and the collective response not of one nation but of many nations.” Mr Brown will tell Israel that it has Britain’s unequivocal support: “Britain is your true friend. A friend in difficult times as well as in good times, a friend who will stand beside you whenever your peace, your stability and your existence are under threat; a friend who shares an unbreakable partnership based on shared values of liberty, democracy and justice. “Britain and Israel continue to stand together. So to those who question Israel’s right to exist…

 Gordon Brown to condemn Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Gordon Brown will pledge “unbreakable” support to Israel while launching his strongest attack yet on Iran. The Prime Minister will send a tough message to the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday, warning of imminent sanctions on oil and gas if he does not abandon his nuclear ambitions. In a landmark speech to the Israeli parliament, Mr Brown will say that Mr Ahmadinejad’s denial of Israel’s right to exist is “totally abhorrent”. The European Union has already said it stands ready to push for a block on foreign investment in new Iranian oil and gas projects along with sanctions on the financial sector if the Gulf state does not comply with requests to suspend its uranium enrichment programme. British officials hinted that sanctions could extend to all parts of the oil industry in a bid to disrupt production by Iran, which exports some 2.5 million barrels a day. In his speech to the Knesset, the first by a British Prime Minister, Mr Brown will voice determination to prevent an Iranian nuclear programme. He will say that Iran now has a clear choice to make: “Suspend its nuclear programme and accept our offer of negotiations or face growing isolation and the collective response not of one nation but of many nations.” Mr Brown will tell Israel that it has Britain’s unequivocal support: “Britain is your true friend. A friend in difficult times as well as in good times, a friend who will stand beside you whenever your peace, your stability and your existence are under threat; a friend who shares an unbreakable partnership based on shared values of liberty, democracy and justice. “Britain and Israel continue to stand together. So to those who question Israel’s right to exist and

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk

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