Joint Statement

Today, the EU agreed an unprecedented package of sanctions on Iran,
including a full ban on Iranian oil exports

Our message is clear. We have no quarrel with the Iranian people.
But the Iranian leadership has failed to restore international confidence in the
exclusively peaceful nature of its nuclear programme. We will not accept Iran
acquiring a nuclear weapon. Iran has so far had no regard for its international
obligations and is already exporting and threatening violence around its region.

We call on Iran’s leadership immediately to suspend its sensitive nuclear
activities and abide fully by its international obligations. The door is open to Iran to
engage in serious and meaningful negotiations about its nuclear
programme. Until Iran comes to the table, we will be united behind strong measures
to undermine the regime’s ability to fund its nuclear programme, and to demonstrate
the cost of a path that threatens the peace and security of us all.