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The UK Government Warns Trump That War With Iran 'Is in None of Our Interests'



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The UK government on Friday urged President Donald Trump to step back from outright war with Iran after a US airstrike killed Iran’s elite Quds Force commander, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, warning that further conflict in the region “is in none of our interests.”
The foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, said in a statement that while the UK “recognised the aggressive threat posed by the Iranian Quds force led by Qasem Soleimani,” it urged “all parties to de-escalate.”
He added that “further conflict is in none of our interests.”
The leader of the opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, also called on the UK government to “stand up to the belligerent actions and rhetoric coming from the United States.”
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