Johnson "defends" Trump: "full support" for killing Suleimani
Even so, he expressed support for the U.S. attack, and Labor leader Corbin said it was because he needed to sign a trade agreement with the United States as soon as possible after Brexit.
According to the British "Guardian" reported on the 8th that afternoon, Johnson made his debut in Parliament in the new year. During the Prime Minister's inquiry, Johnson expressed "full support" for the U.S. decision to kill Iranian General Suleimani, and staged a "violent debate" with Labor leader Corbin.
At the beginning of the inquiry, Johnson first condemned Iran's attack on the US military base in Iraq and expressed "full support" for the US decision to assassinate General Suleimani. "Instead of repeating reckless and dangerous attacks, Iran should seek to gradually downgrade (conflict)," he said.
Corbin was obviously not satisfied with such an answer. He started a debate with Johnson and raised questions about the legitimacy of the US assassination of senior Iranian generals in Iraq. In response, Johnson answered ambiguously: "Obviously, the issue of strict legitimacy should not be determined by the United Kingdom, because this is not our action. But I think most 'wise' people will think that the United States has the right to protect them Base. "
Not only that, Johnson also condemned Suleimani in the debate, proclaiming that he had “incited” violence in the Middle East for many years, supporting “barbaric regimes” and terrorists, and said that Suleimani ’s injuries were “stained by British troops” blood".
Corbin countered in the debate that Johnson supported US actions because he was "unable to counter Trump" and needed to sign a trade agreement with the United States after Brexit. In addition, he condemned the United States' The attack "destroyed the stability of the Middle East."
Labor leader Corbin questioned Johnson at the meeting from the Guardian
Corbin is even more blunt: "The response of this administration is not to put national interests first, but it seems more interested in putting the relationship between the Prime Minister and Trump over regional and national security."
Later in the inquiry, Corbin said that the Middle East was facing "a real risk of falling into a total war" and asked Johnson whether he was opposed to the escalation of violence. Johnson affirmed this and said that the government has been working with European allies to help resolve the conflict.
He also said that the government would "do its best" to protect Britain's interests in the region, including shipping.
For this debate, the Guardian commented that this was the first time Johnson had talked about the Iranian incident in public and expressed "strong appreciation" for the US assassination in the dialogue, but even so, his answer was not directly Call the US attack "legal." Corbin, as always, believes that "the United States poses a threat to world order."
At the same time, the Guardian also believed that Johnson was "nervous" about criticizing Trump in public, but the British Prime Minister has long been "cautious" about criticizing the US president, so Corbin tried to combine this with trade The link between the sensitive issues of the agreement may be "unconvincing."
Although shocked when he first heard it, Johnson later expressed support for US attacks.
The British tabloid "Mirror" said that the British army was informed of the attack from American soldiers stationed in Baghdad, and telephoned Johnson who was on vacation with his girlfriend on Mustique Island in the Caribbean. After learning the news, Johnson sweared "F ***" on the spot.
After Trump issued a threat against "52 important Iranian targets, including cultural sites," Johnson had publicly expressed opposition to it, and the British Independent described it as "a rare rift between transatlantic alliances." ". Even so, Johnson said at the time that Suleimani "threatened the interests of all" and expressed support for the US assassination of Iran's senior general Suleimani.
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