London remains Washington’s only ally which has thus far agreed to participate in a US-led maritime mission in the Persian Gulf. Iran, in turn, insists that the US has failed to bring together a coalition for the mission because it is “alone in the world” and its allies would be “ashamed” of joining.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called the UK’s move to join a US-led maritime coalition in the Gulf a “victory for meaningful, effective multilateralism”.

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