Boris Johnson, on a visit to the USA, has offered to go in with US Donald Trump in a military attack on Iran.
“The Americans are proposing to do more to help to defend Saudi Arabia, and we will be following that closely.
“And clearly, if we are asked, either by the Saudis or by the Americans, to have a role then we will consider what way we could be useful.”
He was asked whether that meant UK military force. “We will consider in what way we can be useful, if asked, depending on what the exact plan is”.
Johnson has also aligned with Trump on the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, saying he wants “a Trump deal”.
“There’s one guy who can do a better deal and one guy who understands how to get a difficult partner like Iran over the line and that is the president of the United States. So I hope that there will be a Trump deal”.
This is the same Donald Trump who on 20 June called off an air strike on Iran with only ten minutes to go.
The threat of war is not a remote and theoretical one.
The case against war is not based on denial of the crimes of the Iranian regime.
It is guilty of crimes against the workers and oppressed peoples of Iran, and against the people of Syria and other neighbouring countries.
This month seven workers and activists from the Haft Tappeh sugar-cane complex in Iran have been sentenced to a total of 110 years in prison and 74 lashes after the industrial action there last year.
The answer is not war, but solidarity with the workers and oppressed peoples of Iran.