Commenting on the escalating situation in the Gulf, Liberal Democrat Defence Spokesperson Jamie Stone MP said:
“We must not allow the next Prime Minister to blindly follow Trump into a volatile anti-Iranian coalition.
“It has become increasingly clear that Boris Johnson’s plans for a 'global Britain' are just for the UK to be the lapdog of the US.
“The EU have been principled and clear in standing firm on the Iranian nuclear deal, which Trump so petulantly tore up. Liberal Democrats will continue to urge the Conservative government, regardless of who the next PM is, to work with our EU partners and ensure that British foreign policy continues to promote our shared values.”