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Press Association
Tuesday April 25, 2006 12:48 PM

Downing Street has urged the world to take the threat posed by Iran "very seriously", as the United Nations deadline for it to cease uranium enrichment looms.

The comments by Prime Minister Tony Blair's official spokesman came after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad again appeared to threaten Israel, calling it a "fake regime" which should not exist.

Mr Blair's spokesman said: "I think everybody should read the Iranian President's comments, because once again it underlines that we have to take the situation very seriously."

The spokesman continued: "These are not actually remarks made by somebody without power, these are remarks repeatedly made now by the Iranian President.

"We all have to take very seriously the issues which are now before the UN and therefore take forward this issue with due seriousness."

Iran has until Friday to comply with the UN demand to stop uranium enrichment.