Britain Should Not Be US ‘Messenger’: Labour Party

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Britain should not become the “messengers” for US President Donald Trump over Iran’s seizure of a UK-flagged tanker, Richard Burgon, justice spokesman for the opposition Labour Party, said on Sunday.

Britain Should Not Be US ‘Messenger’: Labour Party

Warning that Britain should not be dragged into a conflict as it was in Iraq, Burgon told Sky News, “I think we can play a very positive role in this ... Our role is to speak up for conflict resolution, de-escalation, the nuclear deal.”

“But what we don’t want to do is end up being the messengers or sidekicks of Donald Trump.”

The IRGC’s Public Relations Department said in a statement on Friday that the vessel named “Stena Impero” had been impounded “at the request of Hormozgan Ports and Maritime Organization when passing through the Strait of Hormuz, for failing to respect international maritime rules.”

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