‘It’s necessary to pay the price!’ A commentator urges for ‘direct’ military action by the United States and the United Kingdom against Iran.
After a British security worker was killed by a Tehran-backed “suicide” drone attack, a conservative commentator says Iran “must face the consequences” and the UK should contemplate “direct military action.”
Nile Gardiner, head of the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, told GB News that Iran should face prompt military retaliation for the drone attack that killed a Romanian civilian. Although Iran has denied responsibility for the attack, analysts are believed to have discovered the area from which it was launched. It comes after a drone punched a hole in the side of the MC Mercer Street oil tanker 152 nautical miles off the coast of Oman on Thursday, killing an unnamed British sailor. They said early indicators “clearly pointed” to a drone assault because a US Navy aircraft carrier was escorting the tanker at the time of the attack.
“I believe Lady Thatcher would have responded very forcefully and fiercely to this latest act of evil by the Iranian regime,” Mr Gardiner added.
“You can’t just answer with tweets; you have to respond with actual force against the world’s most powerful state sponsor of international terrorism.”
“And in this latest terror act by Iran, a British citizen was killed.”
“Iran must pay the price for that!” he exclaimed.
Before speculating on a “Israeli retribution” in the aftermath of the “barbaric” drone assault, he went on to suggest that a response is required to “deter future attacks.”
“We should also see us and British military action launched directly against Iran and those responsible for this attack,” Mr Gardiner said in a frightening call.
“If we do not take this kind of action, Iran will launch many more attacks.
“There will be more British lives lost, and that is unacceptable.”
He insisted that the UK “must stand up to this cruel regime in Tehran,” arguing that doing so would “send a strong message” to those who support terrorism.
Following the strike on Thursday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Iran “must face up to the consequences” of its conduct.
“This is definitely an abhorrent and appalling attack on commercial ships — a British national was killed,” he said.
While Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab slammed his Iranian counterpart and summoned him to London for a harsh reprimand over the horrific attack on the Liberian-flagged, Japanese-owned ship handled. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”