Thats the incredibly asinine British rules of engagement talking again: when Iran took the British Marines hostage, the head of the Navy said that British rules of engagement is such situations is "decidedly de-esclatory"!!
Translation - "you ain't gonna get a fight out of us"!
Iran poking its nose in Iraq has been going on for some time without a reponse. It’s far from a British problem. More like a Bush one.
This reeks of Vietnam more and more. You don’t win a war by playing politics.