Boris Johnson: I would not back U.S. military action against Iran

Boris Johnson: I would not back U.S. military action against Iran

The leading candidate to become Britain’s next Prime Minister, lawmaker Boris Johnson, said he would not currently back the United States if it took military action against Iran.

"Were I to be prime minister now, would I be supporting military action against Iran? Then the answer is no," Johnson told a leadership debate with Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Hunt, who is also Johnson’s rival in the contest to be Britain’s next leader, said he did not think the United States was looking for war with Iran, nor Tehran looking for war with Washington.

"The risk we have is something different, which is an accidental war, because something happens in a very tense and volatile situation," Reuters cited Hunt as saying.

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