“We can ‘envisage’ a scenario in which the British goyi… public will be vying for Iranian blood!”
- The British are dumber than at any point since probably the dark ages!
- The British live in a fucking fantasy world!
- The British are being severely blackmailed in every possible way! (child abuse? Gang stalking? :/)
- The British are Americas little lap doggy!
- The British still believe they have an empire to wage war for!
- … (anyone else?)
United Britain of Great Kingdom… you are going to fucking war!
Would the UK join US in war with Iran?
Jun 26, 2019
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he ‘cannot envisage’ any scenario in which the UK would join a US-led conflict
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The Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has appeared to rule out the UK joining in a war with the United States against Iran.
The standoff between the Trump administration and Tehran took another dangerous turn yesterday after the White House imposed new sanctions, including on Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, a move which senior Iranian officials said spelled the “permanent closures” of diplomacy between the two nations.
In a direct jibe at Trump, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani further stoked tensions by claiming the White House was “afflicted by mental retardation”.
CNN says the exchanges “demonstrated that despite President Donald Trump’s decision to call off a ‘cocked and loaded’ military strike on Iran last week, the confrontation could simply be headed down a slower path to war”.
It comes as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo travelled to the Middle East to build what he called a “global coalition” against Iran.
He added that he wanted to build an alliance “not only throughout the Gulf states, but in Asia and in Europe that understands this challenge as is prepared to push back against the world’s largest state sponsor of terror”.
Yet concerns the UK could be dragged into what he called an “accidental war” in the Middle East at the insistence of its long-standing military ally appear to have been dismissed by Jeremy Hunt.
“The US is our closest ally, we talk to them the whole time, we consider any requests that they say carefully, but I cannot envisage any situation where they request or we agree to any moves to go to war,” Hunt told MPs.
The Independent reports the Boris Johnson’s rival for Number 10 “attempted to reassure MPs he was trying to de-escalate the crisis” after he was asked by SNP MP Alan Brown to confirm Britain would “not be dragged blindly” into any possible US-Iran conflict.
“We’ve made serious efforts to de-escalate tension, including a visit by my friend the minister for the Middle East to Tehran at the end of last week,” said the foreign secretary.
His comments appear to mark a hardening of the UK position. On Monday Hunt said Britain would look at requests for military support from “its closest ally” in the event of war “on a case-by-case basis”.
In recent years, British forces have joined their American counterparts in conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya, but Downing Street was quick to play down these comments, with Theresa May’s spokesman saying “we have consistently said our priority is to find a diplomatic solution to de-escalate tension”.
It has not stopped Irish freelancer writer Danielle Ryan in RT from picking up on Hunt’s comments.
“With the US doing its level best to raise tensions with Iran, Hunt has revealed himself to be every bit the pathetic poodle of Washington that Tony Blair and ex-foreign secretary Jack Straw were in 2003 before the invasion of Iraq,” she writes in an op-ed.
“Britain is playing along, slotting into its usual role as the supportive sidekick, ready to eat up whatever dodgy evidence Washington produces — and, no doubt preparing to concoct some of its own to go with it,” she adds.