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"
Memo to UK Prime Minister Brown: Iran's alleged "nuclear ambitions" are to finish the power plant they are building, not create bombs.They are enriching uranium at 3%, which is completely consistent with the level of enrichment needed for a power plant, NOT the 98% enrichment you'd need for weapons development.
Also, Mr. Prime Minister, if in fact the Iranians were developing nuclear weapons, why has the IAEA not found one bit of evidence to support those claims?
And just one more bit of friendly advice. Before you make your speech to the Knesset on Monday regarding the statement "...Mr Ahmadinejad's denial of Israel's right to exist is 'totally abhorrent'...", please have someone who is completely familiar with the Farsi language go over precisely what Ahmedinejad stated, which is not a denial of Israel's right to exist.
I cannot but help remember Khrushchev's statement at the UN, which was translated as "We will bury you!" into English. What Premier Khrushchev actually stated was "You will bury yourselves" - a far cry from how it was translated into English.