October 25, 2007 / 1:37 PM / 12 years ago

Britain backs U.S. Iran sanctions, vows new U.N. push

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Thursday it backed Washington’s decision to impose new sanctions on Iran and vowed to take the lead in pulling together a third round of United Nations Security Council sanctions.

“We endorse the U.S. administration’s efforts to apply further pressure on the Iranian regime,” a Foreign Office spokesman said. “We are prepared to lead the way to a third resolution of sanctions and at the same time support tougher European Union sanctions.”

In a bid to pressure Tehran to halt its nuclear program, the United States earlier designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps a proliferator of weapons of mass destruction and its elite Qods force a supporter of terrorism.

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