Johnson should ‘take leading role’ against Iran says Bolton
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Speaking to GB News Mr Bolton slammed Iran for their continued campaign of terror following weeks of incidents including a drone attack on a cargo ship which killed British father Adrian Underwood and another man onboard. The former Trump advisor insisted a coalition of western allies including Britain, the USA, Saudi Arabia and Israel should hit back with a serious “response” to keep Iran and their “hardline” regime back. And in a surprising demand, he said Boris Johnson should “lead” such a military coalition.
Mr Bolton said: “I am urging him [Boris Johnson] to try to pull together an international response…
“Which takes into account the recent election in Iran: A hardline president to match a hardline Supreme Leader – to see if he can do what Joe Biden went do!
“Which is to pull both European allies and our allies in the Gulf: The Saudis, the Emiratis and Israel to form a common front against the Iranian threat.”
Mr Bolton explained the 2015 Iran Nuclear deal “is not coming back in any acceptable form” and so the threat of Iran has not changed.
The former Trump advisor urged military action against Iran (Image: GB News)
Boris Johnson should “lead” an international coalition to take on Iran says Bolton (Image: Getty Images)
He went on to say that “unless” the west is “willing to put up” with the threat of Iran’s growing nuclear programme and “continued support for terrorism” the West should “pull its socks up”.
Mr Bolton added how this is a “potentially very important moment” for western countries.
He added: “And I do think Boris Johnson, given his background in this issue could be a coalition leader here.”
In a Tweet on Wednesday Mr Bolton suggested a British-led coalition against Iran could be highly impacting and damaging for the Iranian regime.
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Iran installed Ebrahim Raisi last week (Image: Getty Images)
He said: “The UK is in a unique position to unite the anti-Iran coalition, especially among Europeans. Having the US rejoin the JCPOA is not a plan. If strict sanctions remain in place, they may ultimately topple the ayatollahs.”
And writing in the Telegraph, he claimed: “The ayatollahs are on the move, and the West is spectating. Johnson, however, can play a key role; among the leaders of Europe’s three JCPOA signatories, he faces the fewest political constraints.
“Germany’s Angela Merkel ends her long chancellorship in just months, and France’s Emmanuel Macron faces stiff challenges in next year’s presidential elections.
“By contrast, Johnson’s majority would support a harder Iran line than what he inherited in 2016 as foreign secretary.”
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The Mercer Street tanker was struck on July 30 (Image: Getty Images)
Mr Bolton’s comments come as concerns are rising in the region over Iran’s increasing aggression and its new political makeup.
On July 30 an Iranian drone exploded into the Mercer Street tanker off Oman which killed Briton Adrian Underwood who was working as a security guard on the ship, the attack also killed a Romanian crew member.
Following the incident UK and US forces foiled an Iranian attempted tanker hijacking.
While last week Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei installed Ebrahim Raisi as Iran’s new president who has taken over from Hassan Rouhani.