Kevin Maguire: Britain should be no pal of US President 'Don War-leone'

Ordering assassinations with the recklessness of an unhinged Mafia boss, Donald Trump is no ally of Britain.

The Don’s war, triggered to win a Presidential election, is a mortal danger to our people and country.

Huge funeral crowds in Iran and Iraqi MPs voting to boot out foreign troops, including 5,000 American and 450 British, are only the start of a backlash against Trump’s drone killing of Iranian military chief Qassem Soleimani.

The act has united Tehran’s demonstrators behind the authoritarian theocracy they previously protested against.

The US is once again the Great Satan in Iranian eyes.

Boris Johnson’s silence in his Mustique hideaway was deafening, exposing Britain’s subservience to the White House marauder.

Britain smashing European alliances to beg for a trade deal from a deranged America First nationalist is 51st-state lunacy.

Trump’s Middle-East rampage has so far exploded an Iran nuke deal, betrayed Kurdish allies, moved an embassy to disputed Jerusalem and now moved on to assassinations.

Britain’s own tortured entanglement with Iran is why Labour figures voicing criticism of Trump are on the right page.

MI6 and the CIA orchestrating a 1953 coup to topple democratically elected PM Mohammad Mosaddegh is an unhealed wound to Iranians.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab’s eagerness to appease Trump masks divisions in Boris Johnson’s Government.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has a superior understanding of British-Iranian relations.

Following a visit to Tehran in 2014, Wallace criticised as “un-British” our Government’s refusal to repay £400m for Chieftain tanks never delivered to Iran after the despotic Shah’s 1979 ousting.

Tony Blair’s most cataclysmic mistakes were to ride shotgun alongside George Bush in Afghanistan and Iraq. David Cameron blundered on Libya.

Now Government officials will fear Johnson toadying to Trump, kissing his ring like a Mob henchman.

We all lose if he does.

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