Paul Stott, a terrorism research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society think tank, said Mr MacAskill’s article was “a bit of stinker”. “These are weasel words when we know that America was about ten minutes away from bombing Iran.
“I would argue that it is legitimate for the US to deter and prevent future attacks on ships in the Gulf of Oman.”
He added: “Talking about how all Iranians he met are ‘lovely’ seems to overlook advice from the foreign secretary that British-Iranian dual citizens should not travel to Iran as they may be fitted up for crimes, just like Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Aras Amiri.”
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