Iran attack: Prime Minister Boris Johnson condemns barb strike

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Boris Johnson addressed MPs in his initial Prime Minister’s Questions given Parliament returned from a Christmas break

Boris Johnson has warned Iran not to repeat “reckless and dangerous” attacks after ballistic missiles were dismissed during atmosphere bases in Iraq where bloc army are stationed.

The primary apportion called for “urgent de-escalation” after strikes on bases in Irbil and al Asad.

He pronounced there were no UK casualties “as distant as we can tell”.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard pronounced a strikes were in plea for a genocide of General Qasem Soleimani.

He was killed outward Baghdad airfield on Friday in a barb strike systematic by US President Donald Trump.

“We of march reject a conflict on Iraqi infantry bases hosting bloc forces,” Mr Johnson said.

“Iran should not repeat these forward and dangerous attacks though contingency instead pursue obligatory de-escalation.”

His comments were done during his initial Prime Minister’s Questions given Parliament returned from a Christmas break.

Mr Johnson will after plead a conditions during a assembly with EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

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The al Asad airbase in western Iraq was strike by during slightest 6 missiles

Labour personality Jeremy Corbyn pronounced US-Iran tensions were in “real risk” of building into “full-scale war” and asked a primary apportion either British crew in a area were safe.

Mr Johnson said: “As distant as we can tell there were no casualties final night postulated by a US and no British crew were harmed in a attacks.

“We are doing all we can to strengthen UK interests in a region, with HMS Defender and HMS Montrose handling in an extended state of willingness to strengthen shipping in a Gulf.”

‘British blood on his hands’

Mr Corbyn also questioned a legality of a drone strike that killed General Soleimani on 3 January.

The PM pronounced it was not adult to him to criticism “since it was not a operation”, though added: “I consider many reasonable people would accept that a United States has a right to strengthen a bases and a personnel.”

Mr Johnson pronounced General Soleimani had granted “improvised bomb inclination to terrorists” that “killed and maimed British troops”, adding: “That male had a blood of British infantry on his hands.”

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei described the barb attack as “a slap in a face” for a US.

Media captionThis footage, reportedly of a barb attack, was shown on Iranian state TV

The strike showed usually a “small part” of a capabilities of a Iranian armed forces, a arch of staff for a infantry said.

But Iran’s envoy to a UK, Hamid Baeidinejad, said a conflict was an act of self-defence and a nation “does not find escalation or war”.

More than a dozen missiles were dismissed from Iranian territories into Iraq during about 02:00 internal time on Wednesday (22:30 GMT on Tuesday).

The al Asad airbase – located in a Anbar range of western Iraq – was strike by during slightest 6 missiles.

There are about 400 UK infantry stationed in Iraq, essentially to support Iraqi infantry in defeating a Islamic State group.

A Ministry of Defence orator said: “We are urgently operative to settle a contribution on a ground. Our initial priority continues to be a confidence of British personnel.”

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace combined that serve “volatility” would usually advantage militant groups “who will find to gain on instability”.

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Iraqi confidence army collected pieces of a missiles during al Asad airbase, west of Baghdad

In a UK, troops were “extremely alert” to any impact a predicament in Iran might have in Britain, a Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick has said.

On Tuesday, a Royal Navy and infantry helicopters were put on standby in a Gulf amid a rising tensions in a Middle East.

The supervision pronounced non-essential UK crew had also been changed out of a Iraqi collateral Baghdad.

Iran had vowed “severe revenge” following a assassination of Soleimani.

The ubiquitous – who tranquil Iran’s substitute army opposite a Middle East – was regarded as a militant by a US government.

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