'Most of the world is quietly supportive of another Gulf War' former NATO spokesman warns LBC

by 24britishtvFeb. 4, 2024, 1:50 p.m. 27
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The US and the UK have now launched strikes on territory within three separate sovereign nations: Iraq, Syria and Yemen. Matthew Wright hears from Middle East experts on what this means and what happens next: 00:00 "There's not really a plan.” Gregg Carlstrom, the Economist's Middle East correspondent. 07:20 “Are we capable of fighting a major war? The answer I have to say, is basically no.” Mark Laity, former spokesman for NATO. The United States and Britain struck 36 Houthi targets in Yemen on Saturday in a second wave of assaults meant to further disable Iran-backed groups that have relentlessly attacked American and international interests in the wake of the Israel-Hamas war. But Washington once more did not directly target Iran as it tries to find a balance between a forceful response and intensifying the conflict. US Central Command said its forces conducted an additional strike on Sunday “in self-defence against a Houthi anti-ship cruise missile prepared to launch against ships in the Red Sea”. A post on Twitter said: “US forces identified the cruise missile in Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen and determined it presented an imminent threat to US navy ships and merchant vessels in the region. “This action will protect freedom of navigation and make international waters safer and more secure for US navy vessels and merchant vessels.” Listen to the full show on Global Player: https://l-bc.co/ListenNow #matthewwright #middleeast #LBC LBC is the home of live debate around news and current affairs in the UK. Join in the conversation and listen at https://www.lbc.co.uk/ Sign up to LBC’s weekly newsletter here: https://l-bc.co/signup

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