고든 브라운 총리는
오랜 분쟁에 시달려온 아프가니스탄의 재건을 지원하기 위해 아프가니스탄에 추가 파병하겠다고 밝혔습니.
총리는 오늘 영국 런던에서
부시 미국 대통령과 공동 기자회견을 갖고 이같이 발표했습니다.
총리는 추가 파병에 따른 영국군의 아프가니스탄 주둔 규모는 사상 최대가 될 것이라며, 더 자세한 내용은 오늘 중 발표될 것이라고 말했습니다.
총리는 또 영국은 이라크에 영국군을 계속 주둔시킬 것이라고 밝혀, 이라크 철군을 발표할 것이라는 앞서의 일부 추측을 일축했습니다.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says Britain is sending more troops to
Afghanistan to help the country recover from years of conflict.
made the announcement today (Monday) in London at a joint news conference
with U.S. President George Bush.
He said the new troop levels will be
the highest ever in Afghanistan and said further details will be announced later
Mr. Brown said Britain remains committed to keeping troops in
Iraq, refuting speculation he might announce a troop withdrawal.,
Minister Brown also said Europe is prepared to increase sanctions on Iran, if it
fails to work with Western countries on differences over its controversial
nuclear program. Mr. Bush thanked Mr. Brown for what he called a "clear, strong,
necessary statement" on Iran and added that the free world is obligated to work
together to keep Iran from getting the know-how to make a nuclear
Prime Minister Brown said the two men also discussed other issues,
such as ensuring free and fair elections in Zimbabwe, and promoting democracy in
Burma, a former British colony now ruled by a repressive military
Later today, Mr. Bush and Mr. Brown fly to Belfast for a
meeting with Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson and his deputy
Martin McGuinness. Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen will also meet with the U.S.
and British leaders.