Speaking on his RT present, the previous Scottish politician argued the Middle East nation of Bahrain may very well be the subsequent goal of Iran in response to the killing of its most essential commander, General Qassem Soleimani. Mr Galloway defined attacking Bahrain shall be taken as an assault to Saudi Arabia in addition to the US’ seventh fleet and the most recent deployed British Navy base. He defined: “I’ve no inner info on this, in fact, however I do find out about army and political occasions.
“And I do know the demography and the topography of the Middle East, very effectively.
“It’s my perception that the Iranian assault in response to the homicide of General Soleimani will quickly happen in Bahrain the place an exceedingly target-rich surroundings exists.
“Where you have got an amazing Shia minority inhabitants dominated over by a tiny and ridiculous comedian opera, Gilbert and Sullivan Sunni monarchy, which solely exists as a result of throughout the causeway in Saudi Arabia it has limitless assist.
“So in case you assault Bahrain, you’re additionally attacking Saudi Arabia.
“But right here’s the rob: the US seventh fleet relies in Bahrain as is, because of the Government of Theresa May, a model new British naval base, the place naval belongings from each international locations shelter.”
On Sunday, President Trump threatened to retaliate “perhaps in a disproportionate manner” if Iran strikes a US citizen or goal.
Donald Trump insisted Iranian cultural websites are truthful sport for the US army, dismissing issues inside his personal administration that doing so might represent a warfare crime beneath worldwide regulation.
He additionally warned Iraq he would levy punishing sanctions if it expelled American troops in retaliation for a US airstrike in Baghdad that killed a high Iranian official.
The US chief’s feedback on Sunday got here amid escalating tensions within the Middle East following the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, the pinnacle of Iran’s elite Quds pressure.
Iran has vowed to retaliate and Iraq’s parliament responded by voting on Sunday to oust US troops primarily based within the nation.
President Trump first raised the prospect of focusing on Iranian cultural websites Saturday in a tweet. Speaking with reporters as he flew again to Washington from his vacation keep in Florida on Sunday he doubled down, regardless of worldwide prohibitions.
“They’re allowed to kill our people. They’re allowed to torture and maim our people. They’re allowed to use roadside bombs and blow up our people. And we’re not allowed to touch their cultural sites? It doesn’t work that way,” Trump mentioned.
The killing of General Soleimani sparked outrage within the Middle East, together with in Iraq, the place greater than 5,000 American troops are nonetheless on the bottom 17 years after the US invasion.
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Iraq’s parliament voted on Sunday in favour of a non-binding decision calling for the expulsion of the American forces.
Donald Trump mentioned the US wouldn’t depart with out being paid for its army investments in Iraq over time – then mentioned if the troops do need to withdraw, he would hit Baghdad with financial penalties.
“We will charge them sanctions like they’ve never seen before ever. It’ll make Iranian sanctions look somewhat tame,” he mentioned.
“If there’s any hostility, that they do anything we think is inappropriate, we are going to put sanctions on Iraq, very big sanctions on Iraq.”
He added: “We’re not leaving until they pay us back for it.”