12 August 2019 - 22:14
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US national security adviser John Bolton has arrived in London in part to push the new government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson to adopt a tougher stance against Iran.

RNA - US President Donald Trump’s hawkish adviser landed in the British capital Sunday to also campaign against Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei. 

Bolton’s two-day trip will involve meetings with officials from the new government as the UK prepares to exit the European Union. 

The war hawk will meet with UK Cabinet Secretary Mark Sedwill, Johnson's senior adviser Edward Lister, new Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid and conservative MP Bernard Jenkin on Monday.

On Tuesday, the American security adviser is scheduled to meet with UK Secretary of Defense Ben Wallace, International Trade Secretary Liz Truss, Secretary for Exiting the European Union Steven Barclay, Michael Gove, the Chancellor of the Dutchy of Lancaster, MP Bill Cash and Iain Duncan Smith, a former UK government official.

Ever since he was appointed by Trump, Bolton has been pushing for escalation of tensions with Tehran and a possible ensuing war.

Tehran has time and against asserted that it stands ready to defend its interests in the region.

Tensions between Iran and Britain have also risen since the seizure of an Iranian vessel by British forces off the coast of Gibraltar on July 4 on baseless accusations of smuggling oil to Syria.

Unlike its ally across the Atlantic, London has so far remained committed to the nuclear accord, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, along with France, Germany, China and Russia.

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