Mr Johnson has been celebrating the New Year together with his accomplice Carrie Symonds on the non-public Caribbean island of Mustique, and has been criticised for his lack of response to the US strike which killed a prime Iranian normal.
The Prime Minister is alleged to be arriving within the nation early on Sunday nevertheless, Number 10 has not confirmed when precisely he will return or what his schedule will embody upon his arrival.
His silence amid the rising tensions within the Middle East has resulted within the hashtag “WheresBoris” trending on Twitter amongst different alarming developments in regards to the battle together with “World War III”.
Mr Corbyn has demanded an pressing meeting of the Privy Council with Mr Johnson over the scenario, because the Pentagon introduced it should ship 3,000 extra troops to bolster their forces within the Middle East.
It has now been introduced that Britain’s navy will accompany UK-flagged ships via the Strait of Hormuz to present safety to ships crusing underneath a British service provider flag.
Defence minister Ben Wallace stated he had ordered the warships HMS Montrose and HMS Defender to put together to return to escort duties.
“The government will take all necessary steps to protect our ships and citizens at this time,” he stated
In the letter, Mr Corbyn asked seven questions in regards to the airstrike which killed General Qasem Soleimani, the pinnacle of Tehran’s elite Quds Force.
The questions embody what the UK Government knew forward of the airstrike, which happened on Friday at Baghdad’s worldwide airport , and if there was an elevated terror threat within the UK.
He additionally asked whether or not Mr Johnson had spoken to US President Donald Trump in regards to the airstrike.
The outgoing opposition chief additionally asked if the UK had spoken to the UN “to discuss consequences for peace and security” and what measures had been taken to “ensure the safety of UK nationals”.
It has been claimed that Mr Johnson was not warned upfront in regards to the US airstrike
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab urged all events to “de-escalate” including: “Further conflict is in none of our interests.”
Mr Raab stated: “We have always recognised the aggressive threat posed by the Iranian Quds force led by Qasem Soleimani.”
The Government has come underneath fireplace for failing to condemn the US airstrike in Iraq.
Labour Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell is amongst those that have hit out on the authorities as he joined protesters at an anti-war demonstration outdoors Downing Street on Saturday.
Speaking on the protest, Mr McDonnell stated: “We’ve been right here earlier than, we have been right here 17 years in the past. And there’s one lesson that got here from these occasions, is that violence begets violence,” Mr McDonnell stated
“And it was acts like this that led us to the catastrophic struggle in Iraq.”
Amid heightened tensions over the killing, British nationals have been suggested not to journey to Iraq, aside from important journey to its Kurdistan Region, whereas all however important journey to Iran was warned towards.
The Foreign Office warned anybody in Iraq outdoors the Kurdistan Region ought to take into account leaving by industrial means as a result of the “uncertain” safety scenario “could deteriorate quickly”.
Alerts concerning different Middle East nations have been additionally being elevated, with calls for residents to “remain vigilant” in nations together with Afghanistan, Israel, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and the Untied Arab Emirates.
The US President stated he ordered a strike to stop a battle, however Tehran has vowed harsh retaliation – elevating fears of an all-out struggle.