UK and United States to Propose UN Security to Inject Tougher Sanction on Iran
US President George W Bush and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown made a statement on the need to pursue tougher sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program, RBK reports.
"We're in agreement that sanctions are working and the next stage we are ready to move towards is to toughen the sanctions with a further UN resolution," Brown said.
Arriving in the United States on an official visit, PM Brown is being hosted by US President Bush in his Residence in Camp David on the shore of Atlantic Ocean.
Last week the British PM stated that " Iran with a nuclear weapon is a global threat that goes beyond Israel and the Middle East. The international community must undertake a comprehensive and sustained effort to ensure that this dangerous regime is not permitted to develop the world's deadliest weapons. It is absolutely critical that the international community, through the United Nations Security Council, impose economic and diplomatic sanctions that will compel Iran to comply with its obligations." He articulated that sanctions, if imposed, will be felt in Tehran. Despite its wealth of oil, Iran has a fragile economy, which sanctions can impact.
In July 2007 certain media reports urged that the West will restore its requirements on toughening sanctions against Iran no sooner than September, because the western diplomats have more urgent international issues.
In accordance with the agreement a delegation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will visit Iran on 6 August to discuss with the Iranian authorities some technical issues, in particular, the terms of inspection of nuclear facilities.
Currently, 73 countries have joined a sanction regime injected by the UN Security Council. Tehran states that Iran possesses a storage of enriched uranium in the volume of 100 kg. Experts have stated that at least 500 kg of this substance is required to create a nuclear bomb.