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EghtesadOnline: Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn called for the British government to abstain from escalating tensions with Iran without “credible evidence” by accusing Tehran over the recent attacks on two oil tankers in the Sea of Oman.

He said Britain risked increasing the threat of war after the Foreign Office said it was “almost certain” in its assessment that “a branch of the Iranian military … attacked the two tankers on June 13”.

Corbyn tweeted, “Britain should act to ease tensions in [the region], not fuel a military escalation that began with US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement,” the Guardian reported. 

“Without credible evidence about the tanker attacks, the government’s rhetoric will only increase the threat of war,” Financial Tribune quoted him as saying.

The Foreign Office had claimed, “No other state or non-state actor [but Iran] could plausibly have been responsible.” 


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