UK’s Cameron and Clegg Set Forth International Affairs Plans

May 20, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

British David Cameron (standing) with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg (right) at the launch of the British Government's Programme Coalition Agreement document in London, May 20, 2010.  (Roland Hoskins - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
British David Cameron (standing) with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg (right) at the launch of the British Government's Programme Coalition Agreement document in London, May 20, 2010. (Roland Hoskins - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON—After the May 6 elections left the British government in a limbo, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Prime Minister David Cameron struck an agreement between their Conservative and Liberal Democratic parties.

The joint government has now pledged to support the Afghanistan war as well as “concerted international efforts” against a nuclear Iran. While the Liberal Democratic Party has been a staunch opponent of the possibility of any military action against Iran, the Conservative Party has not been closed off to the possibility.

It is yet to be decided what the ultimate stance on Iran will be after the resultant joint government. In addition to strong relations with the United States, the joint government has also set forth plans to bolster its relations with India and China.