Britain will consider launching a military assault on Iran with Donald Trump, reveals Jeremy Hunt

Mark Hodge – The Sun June 24, 2019

Jeremy Hunt meets the leader of the White Helmets, Raed al-Saleh. Click to enlarge

BRITAIN will consider joining its “strongest ally” the United States in attacking Iran, Jeremy Hunt said.

The Foreign Secretary, who is battling to be the UK’s next Prime Minister, said the country would consider requests for military support “on a case-by-case basis.”

Mr Hunt was speaking amid feverish tensions between Tehran and Washington after Donald Trump admitted he called off an air strike against the Islamic Republic on Thursday in response to Iran shooting down an unmanned US drone.

Tory leadership candidate Hunt said the UK government was “constantly in touch” with the US over the tense situation in the Gulf.

He said: “We will stand by the United States as our strongest ally but of course we have to consider any requests for military support on a case-by-case basis.

“We do strongly believe that the solution is for Iran to stop its destabilising activity throughout the Middle East and we are very concerned about the sabotaging of tankers that has happened recently, which is almost certainly Iran, and we’re constantly in touch with the United States.

“We want to de-escalate the situation but we are of course extremely worried.”

In recent years, British forces have joined their American counterparts in conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya.

US President Trump today insisted he is “not looking for war” after a senior Iranian military chief warned any conflict in the Gulf could easily spiral out of control.

“I’m not looking for war,” Trump told NBC’s Meet the Press programme in an interview broadcast this afternoon.

“I think they want to negotiate. And I think they want to make a deal. And my deal is nuclear. Look, they’re not going to have a nuclear weapon,” he added

“I don’t think they like the position they’re in. Their economy is, is absolutely broken.”

Relations in the region began to worsen significantly when Trump pulled out of a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six powers and reimposed sanctions on the country.

The sanctions had been lifted under the pact in return for Tehran curbing its controversial nuclear programme.

Iran has said it would respond firmly to any threat against it and warned earlier today of the risks of a military confrontation.

“If a conflict breaks out in the region, no country would be able to manage its scope and timing,” Major General Gholamali Rashid said, according to the Fars news agency.

“The American government must act responsibly to protect the lives of American troops by avoiding misconduct in the region.”

Iranian President Hassan has already accused the Americans of stoking tensions in the Gulf through what Iran has called the violation of its airspace by the US military drone.

Washington said the aircraft was targeted in international air space in “an unprovoked attack”.

Speaking on a visit to Israel, US National Security Adviser John Bolton sought to maintain the military pressure on Iran.

“Neither Iran nor any other hostile actor should mistake U.S. prudence and discretion for weakness. No one has granted them a hunting license in the Middle East,” he said.

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Iran is feeling the effects of the sanctions, Bolton told reporters, adding Iran would never be allowed nuclear weapons.

“Sanctions are biting, and more added last night,” he added.

“Iran can never have nuclear weapons – not against the USA and not against the world.”

Mr Hunt insisted he is doing what he can amid the crisis in the Middle East.

The Foreign Secretary said he is speaking to counterparts “regularly” about the Iran crisis which he called “extremely serious”.

Foreign Office minister Andrew Murrison is holding talks with the Tehran government today and is expected to call for “urgent de-escalation”.

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3 responses to “Britain will consider launching a military assault on Iran with Donald Trump, reveals Jeremy Hunt”

  1. Typical Tory war pig the voters don’t want war or sanctions just because some countries don’t want to join your “club”

  2. Jeremy, as John Mac Enroe have said ?? “You can’t be serious” ??

  3. The photo of the two terrorists even has a prop…fucking priceless. Too bad they didn’t beat each other to death with that helmet.

    I think the war-weary citizenry of the Zio-occupied UK and Zio-occupied US could really get behind the idea of an attack on peaceful ol’ Iran if those shit-talking “leaders” actually lead the way in “launching a military assault” by having themselves launched out of cannons toward the “enemy”. And I don’t mean spring-loaded circus cannons, I mean the real fucking thing. Stuff Trump the Bloviating Buffoon, Bolton, Pompeo, Kushner the Jew boy, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Phony Tony Blair, Benny the Rat Netanyahu, Shelly Adelson, all of ’em, into cannons and big Howitzers and blast them toward the promised land. Hell, throw in Demonic Dov Zakheim, Lucky Larry Silverstain, Bag of Dicks Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Psycho Hillary Clinton, Obummer, Condosleazebag Rice, and every Neocon kike they can round up as extra human cannon balls and launch those assholes too. Now that I think about it, we have a ton more human cannon balls we can stuff into cannons and blast to smithereens, er I mean Iran, starting with the Rothschild clan, every shitbag Jew with Goldman Sachs, every central banker, every Israeli “settler”, every Jew corporate media head, the list goes on and on. Bring on the shock and awe.