UK at risk after Iran General Qasem Soleimani is killed by US airstrike, experts warn

Press quote (The Evening Standard)
03 January 2020

Ian Bond, foreign policy director at the Centre for European Reform, said on Twitter the airstrike was a "big escalation" by Mr Trump. He added: "No doubt #Soleimani was very bad actor, with much blood on his hands.


"But killing non-state terrorists eg [al-Qaida founder Osama] bin Laden or [so-called Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-] Baghdadi very different from killing senior official of internationally-recognised state.


"Big escalation by Trump, and a lawless step that increases risk to US and allies."