Lib Dems respond to Iran Crisis


Responding to reports of the death of General Qasem Soleimani by a US Air Strike, Liberal Democrat Acting Leader Ed Davey said:

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"Iran is governed by a brutal regime which has been openly hostile to the west.

"Donald Trump has yet again radically and recklessly escalated tensions in an area where peace-keeping was already on a knife edge.

"There is a real danger this will stoke further conflict, undermining peace and stability in the region. Given the severity of the crisis, the Prime Minister must make a statement about the UK's position immediately.

"The UK should not automatically follow whatever position the Trump administration takes, but work with a broader group of concerned states at the United Nations."


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