Saeed Kamali Dehghan
guardian.co.uk Comment Thu 7 Jan 2010

Extending sanctions and increasing support for external opposition is no solution to Britain’s troubled relations with Iran

The Conservative MP Brian Binley is wrong about Iran. In his article for Cif yesterday, he uses the British government’s handling of the Peter Moore case as proof of its appeasement policy towards the Iranian regime. The Foreign Office can be reproached for denying Iran’s involvement in Moore’s kidnapping, but this doesn’t mean that it has a softly-softly approach to Tehran in general, nor that Britain has “a blinkered view” of Iran’s negative role in the Middle East.

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