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PM must not hide from Parliament on US-Iran tensions

January 7, 2020 7:53 PM
By Liberal Democrats

Responding to the news that Boris Johnson will not make a statement on Iran and has sent the Defence Secretary in his place, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey said:

"It is shameful that Boris Johnson is hiding behind his Ministers rather than addressing the intensification of tensions between the US and Iran.

"The Prime Minister must stop dodging Parliament and explain what he will do to de-escalate the situation and ensure the safety of British service personnel and civilians in the region.

"Boris Johnson must confirm that he will not blindly follow Donald Trump into military action against Iran. That would be the most reckless decision since the Iraq war."