Prime Minister Boris Johnson: Soleimani “had the blood of British troops on his hands”

By January 10 2020, 13:53 Latest News No Comments

Prime MBoris Johnson Iraninister Boris Johnson in PrimeMinister’s Questions on Wednesday underlined that Iranian General Qassem Soleimani “had the blood of British troops on his hands”.

He asserted that Soleimani was responsible for a litany of abuses: “Qassem Soleimani—was, among other things, responsible over many years for arming the Houthis with missiles with which they attacked innocent civilians; arming Hezbollah with missiles, which again they used to attack innocent civilians; sustaining the Assad regime in Syria, which is one of the most brutal and barbaric regimes in the world; and, of course, supplying improvised explosive devices to terrorists who, I am afraid, killed and maimed British troops”.

Prime Minister Johnson added that the UK would continue to work for de-escalation in the region and “guarantee with everything that we can the safety and security of the people of Iraq”.

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