Tory Foreign Policy “Identical” to Labour’s, Hague Confirms
In yet another example of the Tweedledee and Tweedledum nature of Tory/Labour policies, the Conservative Foreign Secretary William Hague has confirmed that his party’s foreign policy is identical to that of the last Labour regime.
Speaking to reporters in Washington DC after meeting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Mr Hague said that the new British government's policy on Iran “would not differ much from that of the previous government.”
He also confirmed that the Conservative Party would be prepared to take Britain into yet another Middle Eastern war against Iran.
Asked if military action might be required to halt Iran's alleged “nuclear weapons programme,” Mr Hague said it was the “prospect” of such a war which was the driver for the current punitive steps against the Iranians.
When he was specifically asked whether the US and UK would be compelled to discuss military action against Iran, Mr Hague said, "We've never ruled out supporting, in the future, military action, but we're not calling for it. It is precisely because we want to see this matter settled peacefully and rapidly that we call for the sanctions, that we support the idea of a Security Council resolution."
This was the identical strategy used to “justify” the war against Iraq. First it was claimed that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).
Iraq denied having WMDs and when that nation could not show any “evidence” to prove its case, it was invaded. The fact that the WMDs never existed was then brushed under the carpet.
Iran is also now being put in the invidious position of having to “prove” that it does not have a nuclear weapons project.
Like Iraq, Iran is now being called upon to provide “proof” that it has stopped doing something which does not exist.
Mr Hague, Ms Clinton and the other neo-con warmongers have consistently ignored all evidence indicating that Iran has no nuclear weapons projects, including a statement specifically denying the existence of such a project from the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Yukiya Amano.
Mr Amano told Reuters in July 2009 that he had studied all the paperwork on the Iran issue and that he did not see any hard evidence Iran was trying to gain the ability to develop nuclear arms.
“I don't see any evidence in IAEA official documents about this,” Mr Amano, a respected Japanese diplomat said.
Like Iraq, the neo-cons are also “manufacturing” evidence against Iran. In February 2007, diplomats at the IAEA complained that most U.S. intelligence shared with the IAEA had proved inaccurate.