is britain in any danger with this iranian situation?
i'm from britain and i'm pretty concerned about this iranian situation, with a british ship being seized.
does anyone know what might happen? will britain be in any danger or is safe?
i admit i'm worried.
sensible answers only.
- Fried KittenLv 65 months agoBest answer
Iran is merely trying to assert its dominance over the
Strait of Hormuz through which 80% of the world’s
oil shipment pass.
Much of the Strait is international water and all ships
are allowed to pass through.
Iran stated that the seized British ship travelled in
Iranian water and that it hit an Iranian fishing boat
but we don’t know if this is true.
If it is true then this is a good reason for Britain to
allow an investigation and to try to resolve this
If it is untrue Britain should send a battleship into
international water in the Straight and inform Iran that
it will take its oil tanker back by force if Iran does not
release it. It is what the US would do. I’m certain that
the US would support Britain if Britain takes this approach.
Iran would be stupid to attempt any military or terrorist
activity on British soil – it is the excuse needed for US
and NATO to attack Iran.
- EnguerarrardLv 75 months ago
Despite the UK's smaller military, and smaller population, the UK has nuclear weapons, and Iran does not. The UK also has a very powerful navy, and Iran does not. A ground war would be a losing proposition, but a short and sharp air war could bring Iran to her knees.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 75 months ago
If you are in Britain, you are safe from Iran. Iran is not going to attack the British home islands, especially because all NATO members, including the U.S., would then be required by treaty to retaliate. (However, you are not safe from global warming / climate change or from economic problems likely to be caused by Brexit).
If you are in or near Iran (especially if you are in the Persian Gulf or in Iran), you are in danger.
- 5 months ago
Should be safe other than maybe a mild possibility of issues like the London Bridge attacks via Terrorist groups that are Iran are thought to sponsor on the quiet to do their dirty work for them.
Shouldn't be a direct threat from their air force as they'd have to go via Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany + the Netherlands first to get anywhere near us.
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- martyLv 75 months ago
I expect Iran is just trying to show their capabilities and will release the ship. Something will have to be done to Iran sooner or later but the Brits won't be alone, America will always help.
- electricpoleLv 75 months ago
The Western world, Christians & Atheists and all Sunni Muslims are, and have been since November of 1979. Most have just chosen not to admit it. The can has been kicked down the road long enough. Too long in fact.
For that matter most of the Iranian population has been in danger since November of 1979 too.