As the Chief of the Defense Staff of the United Kingdom, Nicholas Carter, noted, it is necessary to apply measures to contain the republic.
The UK and Western countries will have to apply measures to contain Iran after the attack on the Mercer Street tanker in the Arabian Sea. This was stated on Wednesday in an interview with the BBC radio station by the chief of the British Defense Staff, General Nicholas Carter, according to whom Tehran made a major mistake by committing the attack attributed to it.
“Ultimately, we will have to reactivate [Iran’s] deterrence measures, because such behavior leads to an escalation of tension, and this can very easily lead to a serious miscalculation that would have disastrous consequences for the peoples of the [Persian] Gulf region and the international community,” Carter said.
At the same time, according to the general, escorting merchant ships through the Strait of Hormuz by warships “will not necessarily be the right decision” in the current situation.
“They made a big mistake by attacking Mercer Street last week because the situation in the [Persian] Gulf attracted international attention,” Carter said, again accusing Iran of carrying out the UAV attack that killed two people.