UK PM Boris Johnson says President Trump’s killing of terror kingpin Soleimani was in ‘self defence’, calls urgent meeting of security chiefs after Iran warns British soldiers WILL be killed as ‘collateral damage

Boris Johnson says Donald Trump’s killing of Qassem Soleimani was in ‘self defence’ as he calls urgent meeting of security chiefs after Iranian commander warns British soldiers WILL be killed as ‘collateral damage’

  • Boris Johnson is holding crisis talks in Downing Street as Iran standoff escalates
  • PM said Soleimani was behind thousands of deaths and should not be ‘lamented’
  • Mr Johnson called for restraint and the easing of tensions following the US killing
  • Iranian commander warns that British troops could be hit as part of its retaliation

By James Tapsfield and Jack Maidment  Mail Online, 6 January 2020

Boris Johnson today backed America’s right to ‘self-defence’ as the fallout from Donald Trump’s killing of Qassem Soleimani escalated.
The PM’s official spokesman refused to criticise the dramatic drone strike despite threats from Tehran that UK forces could be ‘collateral damage’ in reprisals.
But Downing Street did caution that attacks on cultural sites – an idea Mr Trump has mooted – could break international law.
And the government has again appealed for Iraq not to expel British and US troops, pointing out that they are in the country to combat ISIS.
In a phone call with Iraqi counterpart Adil Abdul Mahdi today, Mr Johnson stressed his commitment to ‘Iraq’s stability and sovereignty’ after the killing on its territory. He ’emphasised the importance of the continued fight against the shared threat’ from the terrorist group.
Mr Johnson is back in Westminster after his Caribbean holiday, but finds himself walking a tightrope between Mr Trump and other allies who want to ease tensions.
Breaking his silence last night, Mr Johnson insisted Britain ‘will not lament’ the death of Qassem Soleimani.
He said the general, killed in a US drone strike in Baghdad on Friday, had played a role in the deaths of thousands of innocent people and was a ‘threat to all our interests’.
But he also appealed to both Mr Trump and Iran for calm, urging both sides to encourage de-escalation.
Briefing reporters today, the spokesman said: ‘States have a right to take action such as this in self-defence, and the US have been clear that Soleimani was plotting imminent attacks on American diplomats and military personnel.’
Iran has vowed to avenge the death of Soleimani, and a senior commander has issued a chilling warning that British forces could be hit.


Boris Johnson is gathering key ministers for crisis talks today as the Iran crisis threatens to spiral out of control
Iran said it had identified 35 targets for potential strikes and raised its red ‘flags of revenge’ over a key mosque following the death of top general Qassem Soleimani (pictured in November 2019)

Iranian leaders have branded US President Donald Trump a ‘terrorist in a suit’

Soleimani the architect of Tehran’s overseas clandestine and military operations as head of the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force, was killed on Friday in a US drone strike on his convoy at Baghdad airport: Geller Report

UK PM Boris Johnson says President Trump’s killing of terror kingpin Soleimani was in ‘self defence’, calls urgent meeting of security chiefs after Iran warns British soldiers WILL be killed as ‘collateral damage’ gellerreport.com/2020/01/boris-

Disgraced Corbyn supports the bloodthirsty terror regime. Is it any wonder that Boris won in a historical landslide?
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