British government considers Iran war options

By REUTERS
May 23, 2012 12:42

 
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LONDON - British government ministers are discussing what role the country could play in a possible military confrontation in the Middle East over Iran's nuclear program, the BBC reported on Wednesday.

Ministers are considering whether any involvement from Britain would be legal if talks with Iran break down and Israel bombs Iran's nuclear facilities. Such a move risks starting a wider war in the region and a closure of the Strait of Hormuz, a major oil-shipping sea lane, the report said.

Britain is examining a number of options, from diplomatic support for Israel to the involvement of Britain's Royal Navy in the region, according to the BBC.

Britain's Foreign Office was not immediately available for comment.

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