In recent weeks tensions between the US and Iran has intensified after Iran shot down an American spy drone.
The foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt has said the UK will consider joining the US in joint action against Iran by weighing up any action on a “case-by-case basis.”
Hunt told the Daily Mail, “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.
“We do strongly believe that the solution is for Iran to stop its destabilising 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.
“We want to de-escalate the situation, but we are of course extremely worried.”