Britain set to call for new Zimbabwe sanctions-Brown

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LONDON, Sep 20 (Reuters) Britain will call on the European Union to extend sanctions against members of Zimbabwe's ruling elite as the country's humanitarian crisis plumbs new depths, Prime Minister Gordon Brown said today.

The declaration in an interview with ITV News came after Brown threatened to veto a planned EU-Africa Union summit in December if Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe was also present.

''We are prepared to consider further sanctions. There are in fact 130 people or so who are subject to these sanctions. I believe that these sanctions could be extended to the families of people so more people could be under sanctions,'' he said.

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