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Boris Johnson condemns Iran missile strike

by Mark Fitt Political Journalist
8th Jan 20 12:46 pm

The prime minister has condemned the ballistic missile attack by Iran on Tuesday evening which were fired at two bases in Iraq which houses US and British troops.

During prime minister questions in parliament on Wednesday he called for an “urgent de-escalation” he added, that “as far as we can tell” there are no British casualties.

Following a US drone strike last Friday which killed major general Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said this was in retaliation to the assassination.

Boris Johnson told the House of Commons, “We of course condemn the attack on Iraqi military bases hosting coalition forces.

“Iran should not repeat these reckless and dangerous attacks but must instead pursue urgent de-escalation.”

He added, “As far as we can tell there were no casualties last night sustained by the US and no British personnel were injured in the attacks.

“We are doing everything we can to protect UK interests in the region, with HMS Defender and HMS Montrose operating in an enhanced state of readiness to protect shipping in the Gulf.”

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