Johnson: UK Won’t Support Trump’s War Crimes Threat

The Washington Post reports:

In his first big foreign policy test since his landslide election victory, Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned Monday that Britain will not support President Trump’s threat to target cultural sites in Iran.

Johnson is trying to perform a balancing act. He is under pressure to support Trump and the United States, Britain’s closest ally. He very much wants a free-trade deal with Washington, to show his country that his Brexit crusade was worth the price.

But Johnson is also a student of history — and remembers well how British Prime Minister Tony Blair was seen as the gullible, junior partner to President George W. Bush and his headlong rush to war in Iraq.