Surely Blair is not trying to sabotage the attempts to gain the release of the UK 15!!
Last week he talked tough and now today, when commentators believed a breakthrough was possible, he said that there were two approaches:- Iran to know that "the pressure is there", and that the "door is open" to diplomacy”.
Later he added the potential sabotage line: if "peaceful, calm negotiation" was not successful the UK would have to take "increasingly tougher decisions" [http://tinyurl.com/yvoegu].
What need is there to stress the tougher option? The Iranians know that Blair may well push for a tougher line and so there is no need to say so.
Why risk a negative Iranian reaction?
There is no reason ….. unless…..
I just wonder.