Andreas Krieg

  • Will the UK’s New Prime Minister Take Trump’s Side on Iran?

    In recent months, a host of developments have fueled significant tension between the United Kingdom and Iran. The UK Parliament’s decision to classify Lebanese militant group Hezbollah “in its entirety” as a terrorist organization earlier this year, London siding with the Trump administration against Iran in the June 20 drone incident, and the tanker detainment episodes in Gibraltar and the Strait of Hormuz this month have driven this downward trajectory in UK-Iran relations. Put simply, London may be moving in the direction of doing the White House’s bidding in relation to Iran.

    The world is waiting to see how the British government deals with Iran’s capture of the British-flagged tanker Stena Impero. With Boris Johnson the UK’s new prime minister, there...

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