Wednesday 18 September 2019

Britain warns of 'accidental war' between United States and Iran

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Guy Faulconbridge

Britain does not think either the United States or Iran want a war but is very concerned an accidental war could be triggered, UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said.

"We are very concerned: we don't think either side wants a war, but we are very concerned that we could get into an accidental war and we are doing everything we can to ratchet things down," Hunt told BBC radio.

Hunt said Britain had been closely in touch with the United States over the "very dangerous situation in the Gulf"

"We have been doing everything we can to de-escalate the situation," Hunt said.

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