UK’s House of Lords International Relations Committee (IRC) said London must fundamentally rethink its approach to the Middle East and potentially distance itself from the United States under the “mercurial and unpredictable” Donald Trump.
The British Government should support the Iran nuclear deal, loathed by the Trump White House, and seriously consider recognizing Palestine as a state in order to boost the Middle East peace process, The Telegraph reported, citing a wide-ranging report by peers on the region.
Trump’s US administration “has the potential to destabilize further the region”, the House of Lords International Relations Committee (IRC) warned.
On Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian situation, the report said “the US president has taken positions that are unconstructive and could even escalate conflict”.
“The mercurial and unpredictable nature of policy-making by President Trump has made it challenging for the UK government to influence US foreign policy so far, a challenge that is not likely to ease,” the committee said.
The peers, led by Tory former Foreign Office minister Lord Howell of Guildford, criticized the UK’s response to the crisis in Syria.
Source: The Telegraph