US clarifies on Iran attack

US Defence Secretary Mark Esper said on Wednesday that the United States has reestablished some deterrence toward Iran in the wake of the 3 January drone strike that killed Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in Baghdad. Continue Reading

US ups protection across Middle East

The US has increased its force “protection postures” in the Middle East in view of Iran’s aggressive stance, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said, amid tensions over top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani’s killing last week. Continue Reading

Britain will not lament death of Soleimani: Boris Johnson

Britain will not lament the death of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, though he warned that reprisals would lead to greater violence. Continue Reading