David Cameron accused by Labour of Iran nuclear 'gaffe'

Labour has accused David Cameron of committing a gaffe by mistakenly claiming Iran has a nuclear weapon during a question and answer session with the public in Hove, East Sussex.

Asked why he was backing Turkey to join the EU he said it could help solve the world's problems, "like the Middle East peace process, like the fact that Iran has got a nuclear weapon".

Downing Street said the prime minister "misspoke" and meant to say that Iran appears to be trying to pursue a nuclear programme

But Shadow Europe Minister Chris Bryant said he was becoming a "foreign policy klutz".

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