Mr Corbyn, in the letter, asked the PM to call the Privy Council – the historic group that advises monarchs – and discuss the airstrike’s consequences…reports Asian Lite News
A day after the killing of a top Iranian general in Iraq by US, the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has wrote a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging him to call an urgent meeting of the Privy Council over the incident.
Mr Corbyn, in the letter, asked the PM to call the council – the historic group that advises monarchs – and discuss the airstrike’s consequences, the BBC reported.
Mr Corbyn also asked several questions including what the UK was told before the airstrike and what the government was doing to ensure the safety of UK nationals.
And he asked whether, if it had been informed in advance, the government had expressed its opposition to the attack.
UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has urged for a calming of tensions, adding: “Further conflict is in none of our interests,” the BBC quoted the Foreign Secretary as saying.
Meanwhile, the UK Foreign Office is learnt to have advised British nationals not to travel to Iraq, except the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. It also urged against all but essential travel to Iran, it is learnt.
Earlier, Mr Corbyn called the killing of Gen Soleimani a “US assassination” and an “extremely serious and dangerous escalation”.
Meanwhile, following the killing of the top Iranian general, the US is also planning to send 3,500 extra troops to the Middle-East as a precaution.
The UK has 400 troops based in the Middle East.