|Tory Calls For Iran World Cup Ban|
Iran should be thrown out of the football World Cup for resuming its nuclear programme, Tory Michael Ancram has said......that'll tell 'em.
Excluding the football-mad nation from the tournament would send a "very, very clear signal", he said.
Mr Ancram, who recently stepped down as shadow foreign secretary, said: "I agree with those in Germany who feel they should be excluded from the World Cup.
"What is happening in Iran is a very dangerous situation, not just in terms of a threat to international peace and security but also to the whole stability of the Middle East.
"Although I have always supported a reference to the Security Council, that could rumble on for some time.
"An exclusion from the World Cup would give a very, very clear signal to Iran that the international community will not accept what they are doing."
It could help lead the Iranian public to put pressure on its leaders, he said.