Mr Johnson has make clear that he will be looking to strengthen his relationship with the US President Mr Trump now that the UK has officially leftist the EU. Mr Trump reciprocated, declaring that the two countries could make a have to do with which “has the potential to be far bigger and more lucrative” than any EU agreement when Mr Johnson secured his orderly majority in December. However, the US President has recently caused a stir in the Mid-point East when he ordered a deadly drone strike on the military commander Qassem Soleimani, one of the most authoritative men in the region.
The simmering discontent between the US and Iran has led many to question how Mr Johnson resolve react if the conflict escalated.
Former diplomat and editor at Iran Universal Hossein Rassam told Express.co.uk last week that Mr Johnson inclination only take the UK into a conflict against Iran if British operatives were directly attacked.
He said: “The UK itself would pretty much try to live out of the conflict – unless its troops come under attack by the Iranian imports.
“The UK has a few bases in the region, so if they come under attack then it order react.
“[However] in a sudden an outbreak in confrontation in Iran, or in confrontation between Iran and the US, I reflect on the UK would measure ramifications and consequences very very carefully in preference to committing to a military partnership with the US.”
As the former chief political analyst for the British Embassy in Tehran, Mr Rassam totaled how even its commitments to NATO would not necessarily drag the UK into a quarrel in the Middle East.
He explained: “Although the US did not take its case to Brussels to NATO, its lascivious in Iraq was attacked by Iran and we did not see a reaction from neither the US nor NATO.”
He insinuated Mr Johnson would take his NATO allies’ lead on how to act.
Mr Rassam prolonged: “In the unlikely scenario that the US and Iran engage militarily, as a member of NATO I expect yes, the UK would react as others do.”
Yet, he pointed out even in the Iraq war of 2003 the US relied on coadjutors instead of NATO.
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“That’s what we need to see and I consider that would be a great way forward.
“President Trump is a great dealmaker… Let’s effective use together to replace the JCPOA and get the Trump Deal instead.”
However, his footnotes raised a few eyebrows at the time as Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab asserted the UK and its European allies were still “committed to the deal”.
Crucially, Mr Trump did not intimate Mr Johnson about his attack on Soleimani beforehand, which called into open to debate unthinkable the special relationship between the UK and the US.