The world is at risk of an “unintended” conflict between Iran and the United States, Jeremy Hunt has revealed.
The British Foreign Secretary issued the stark warning, upon arrival at the European Union foreign affairs ministerial meeting in Brussels this morning.
He said: “We are very worried about risk of a conflict happening by accident with an escalation that is unintended really on either side…
And so we’ll be sharing those concerns with my European counterparts, with Mike Pompeo.
We had very good discussions with Mike Pompeo when he was in London last week, we are very worried about the risk of a conflict happening by accident and the risk of an escalation that is unintended on either side and ends with some kind of conflict.
The European Union fully supports the international nuclear accord with Iran and wants rival powers to avoid any further escalation over the issue, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said today.
Mogherini was speaking, to international media, before the start of a meeting of about 70 ministers of EU Foreign Affairs.
“We will continue to support it as much as we can with all our instruments and all our political will,” Mogherini told reporters before a meeting with the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany, who are signatories to the deal.
THE TIME FOR UK TO LEAVE IS NOW!
EU leaders focus today on “life after Brexit”.
They ignore the United Kingdom at a crunch gathering in the Romanian town of Sibiu. Despite Britain still being a fully paid up member of the EU Theresa May is not in Romania.
The EU27 hold an informal gathering to discuss life without Britain, despite Mrs May’s failure to quit the Brussels bloc.
The European Union hopes a show of unity will send a strong message to Britain that the Prime Minister’s hated Brexit deal is not up for negotiation and there is no room for compromise on the terms of the divorce.
Diplomats and officials are keen on the event as it gives them an opportunity to discuss anything but Britain’s divorce, which has prominently featured on their agenda for the last three years.
The discussions in the Southern Transylvanian town, at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, were first dreamt up by Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission’s president, to provide EU leaders with a platform to issue a response to Brexit.
But the unforeseen Brexit delay, which now sees Britain scheduled to leave the bloc on October 31, has somewhat hampered EU decisions on the future.