EU begins Iran oil embargo

The European Union’s “unprecedented” oil embargo on Iran began yesterday in what Foreign Secretary William Hague described as the “toughest measures to date”, following stalled talks with Iran at the negotiating table in Moscow last week. EU countries are imposing a crude oil ban on the Middle Eastern country, as well as a ban on providing […]

Hague: we may “intensify” Iran sanctions

The EU could “intensify” sanctions on Iran if negotiations with the country don’t deliver, William Hague today told reporters as he arrived for talks for with EU peers in Luxembourg this morning. The Foreign Secretary said: “We will intensify the sanctions over the coming months if there is no progress,” reported AFP. The Foreign Office […]

Hague says UK must “stay the course” on carbon targets

There is “no doubt” the UK must meet the challenge of “speeding up global progress on clean energy”, Foreign Secretary William Hague declared today. Mr Hague said it was crucial the UK makes sure it is “at the front of the queue when it comes to the jobs and industries of the future”. His comments […]