UK will ‘have to consider’ supporting a US war with Iran

London: The British government will “have to consider” any request from US President Donald Trump for a war with Iran “on a case-by-case basis,” says Tory leadership candidate Jeremy Hunt.

“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,” Hunt said Monday.

He made the comments as Trump was insisting that he was not seeking war against Iran, further bolstering the US economic terrorismagainst the country.

The British foreign secretary further admitted that the tensions between the US and Iran is a grave concern for Britain.

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

He further repeated the Trump administration’s baseless allegations against Iran, including a recent tanker attack in the Sea of Oman, which Washington blamed on Tehran with no credible evidence.

“We do strongly believe that the solution is for Iran to stop its destabilizing 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,” said Hunt, who is vying to become leader of Britain’s Conservative Party and the country’s next prime minister.

Meanwhile, Trump’s secretary of state was in Abu Dhabi to rally up support for war with Iran in a meeting with Emirati member of the B-team, Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed.

“We’ll need you all to participate, your military folks,” said the notorious war hawk. “The president is keen on sharing that the United States doesn’t bear the cost of this.”

The UAE joined the UK, Saudi Arabia, and the US to allegedly call for “diplomatic solutions” despite Trump’s incessant threats and a “maximum pressure” campaign against Iranians.

“We call on Iran to halt any further actions which threaten regional stability, and urge diplomatic solutions to de-escalate tensions,” read a joint statement released by the United States on Monday.

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