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2/5/05

Anti-war MPs fear Blair will be dragged into US war against Iran

London, Feb 5, IRNA -- Backbench MPs, who opposed the Iraq war, are starting to express fears that Prime Minister Tony Blair will drag Britain into supporting any military adventurism against Iran.

Anti-war MPs were reported Saturday to be unconvinced by the assurances voiced by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that an attack on Iran was 'simply not on the agenda at this point of time'.

According to the Independent newspaper, former Defence Minister Peter Kilfoyle believes that Blair has already announced his support to US President George W. Bush for what would be his third military adventurism in the so-called war against terrorism.

"We have no sanction against Blair if he goes to war alongside Bush again," Kilfoyle warned. "We had the same assurances before we went to war against Iraq," he said.

Over 200 MPs, including 140 from the ruling Labour Party, failed to prevent the British government joining the US invasion of Iraq despite voting against it in parliament. Many others who originally voted in favour have since suggested they should have opposed.

The concern comes after Rice's press conference with Foreign Secretary Jack Straw was dominated Friday by questions about the US intentions towards Iran. Not one was asked about Iraq following last week's elections.

In its editorial, the Independent believed that the US and the EU would be divided again into two blocs over Iran and that it would be 'Britain's fate to be caught in the middle' as over Iraq.

... Payvand News - 2/5/05 ... --



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