ICBPS– Iran ambitions and malicious activities apparently led the U.K., along with the U.S., Israel, and the regional Arab States, to stand against Tehran.
In the latest official comment, Britain’s foreign secretary Dominic Raab has lashed out Iran, called the rulers in Tehran “a source of tension and instability.”
On Tuesday, Raab said Iran was working with its Lebanese proxy Hezbollah and Palestinian Hamas to foment instability throughout the Middle East.
Britain’s foreign secretary hit out at Iran’s destabilizing ties with Hezbollah and Hamas, as legislators passed for Britain to support reimposing Tehran’s sanctions.
Further, Tom Tugendhat, the fellow Conservative and chairman of the House of Commons foreign affairs select committee, declared that every country had the right to restore sanctions against Iran if Tehran was breaking the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal, agreed between IRI and six Obama-led superpowers.
The mechanism for “snapping back” the sanctions was enshrined in the nuclear deal.
“He is absolutely right also to point to the role that Iran plays, not just with its own activities it engages with directly, but also with Hamas and Hezbollah and other proxies throughout the region as a source of tension and instability,” emphasized Raab.
“We are working with all our allies to try and make sure, limit, and hold to account Iran for these activities,” the foreign secretary assured.
“The 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement was not designed to contain Iran across the region,” said the head of the newly merged Foreign Commonwealth and Development Department.
Britain’s rebound hinged on Iran “Hostage Taking” as Tehran’s malicious behavior has forced Britain to pay a ransom of £400 million tank order marks “for its citizen Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who is jailed in Iran.”
The U.K. seeks to pay a debt to the Islamic Republic of Iran that could finally help secure British dual nationals’ release, including Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, according to Defense Secretary Ben Wallace.
Nazanin is one of the British dual nationals who has been detained in Iran in jail and then house arrest since 2016.
The U.K. is thought to owe as much as £400 million to the IRI arising from the non-delivery of Chieftain tanks ordered by the Shah of Iran before the Islamic Revolutionaries took power in 1979.
Previously, the IRI’s authorities have implicitly claimed that Nazanin’s release could come a step closer if a long-running dispute over the U.K. government’s non-payment of a £400m debt to Iran is settled in the court of appeal in January 2020.
The ICBPS team gathered the report.