Trump has been warned by the UK and France that starting an all-out war with Iran would give victory to the region’s terrorist groups.
Speaking in response to any future attack by Iran after the president threatened a “disproportionate” response, UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab warned that a full-scale war would only benefit the Islamic State.
“We’re concerned that if we see a full-blown war, it’s going to be very damaging, and in fact, the terrorists are the only winners,” Raab told the BBC Tuesday.
The remarks of Raab echoed those made by French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, who said on Monday that “the chaos in the Mideast today helps only one organization: the Islamic State party.” Le Maire added that the dispute would “increase the threat of terrorism to France and Europe.”
Also, US allies distanced themselves from Trump’s repeated threats of targeting Iranian cultural sites.
On Monday, a representative for Boris Johnson said any attempt to attack these sites would amount to a war crime.
“International agreements are in place to avoid the devastation of history and culture,” Johnson’s representative said on Monday, adding, “You can read the international conventions on your own. It is the 1954 Hague Convention on the Protection of Cultural Property in Armed Conflict.” CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin, speaking on “Anderson Cooper 360,” suggested blocking Bo. “If Bolton Wanted to testify, I think it would be very difficult for the White House to stop this,” he said.
John Dean, the former member of the Nixon administration, appeared on the program with him, whose own testimony served to prove that Nixon had participated as president in nefarious actions. Dean remembered his own experiences, Raw Story reported, saying it would be almost impossible to block Bolton’s testimony, despite the actions he took to speak to attorneys while he was still with the Trump White House.
While speaking before Congress, Dean said he was “prepared to say that the exception of crime-fraud would preclude any kind of right they might assert,” he said. “And I think in this situation there’s a parallel,” Bolton said.