Friday 19 July 2019 / 11:22 PM Uncategorised

Seizure of British tankers by Iranian forces – Jeremy Corbyn responds

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party, responding to the seizure of two British tankers by Iranian forces said:

“The seizure of these vessels is unacceptable, and the tanker that remains under Iranian control must be released. Escalation risks a slide into an even deeper conflict.  President Trump’s decision to tear up the Iran nuclear deal fuelled the risk of full-scale conflict. A negotiated reinstatement of the nuclear deal through the UN is essential to wind down tensions and defuse the threat of war in the Gulf.”