Stunningly, the Foreign Secretary has stated that the person killed by Trump “Was not the victim.”
In a frankly bizarre statement, Dominic Raab stated: “If you look at what General Soleimani was doing, he’s not some victim in this scenario.
He was a regional menace, he was in charge of the Quds Force, the wing of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, which is directing militias and proxies in the region, in Iraq, in Lebanon, in Syria which is destabilising those countries, trying to get an Iranian advantage and trying to attacking western countries that are legitimately there.
So we understand the position the US were in and I don’t think we should be naive about the Iranian Revolutionary Guard or indeed General Soleimani.”
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell hit back, saying: “Raab’s craven support for Trump’s reckless & potentially disastrous action adds to risk of full scale war.”
“A British government must pursue an independent foreign policy in the best interests of our people and to prevent conflict not act as a supine cheerleader for another power.”