Boris Johnson calls for de-escalation from both sides as Trump warns Iran of ‘major retaliation’

Boris Johnson has warned the Iranians not to attempt “retaliation or reprisals” against America following the assassination of Qassim Soleimani.

In his first intervention in the crisis, the Prime Minister said he will be speaking to “all sides” to urge calm and de-escalation, setting Britain up as a mediator between the United States and a more cautious Europe.

It came as three rockets landed near the US embassy in Baghdad. Donald Trump said the United States would "quickly and fully strike back", possibly in a "disproportionate" manner if any US person or target was hit.

"If they do anything there will be major retaliation," Mr Trump told reporters later on board Air Force One, doubling down…

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