Skip to comments.MI6 warned Werrity that he was jeopardising British policy in Iran
Posted on 10/22/2011 7:25:33 PM PDT by nuconvert
Liam Fox's unofficial adviser Adam Werritty was warned by MI6 that his interventions in Iranian politics risked jeopardising British diplomacy in the Middle East.
Senior Whitehall officials told Mr Werritty to rein in his political activities which included visits to the Iranian capital Tehran and regular contact with dissident groups who wanted regime change.
Dr Fox, who resigned as Defence Secretary ten days ago over his contacts with Mr Werritty, has been accused of using his best man and former flatmate to run a separate foreign policy.
But it is understood that Mr Werritty's attempts to draw MI6 into his operations were firmly rebuffed, prompting warnings that his actions could harm British interests which favoured a diplomatic solution in Iran.
Last night there were also concerns over the role played by Britain's ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould, who held a series of meetings with Dr Fox and Mr Werritty.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
Get ready, the world is going to burn again.
Yep. And this time it’s our fingers which will be burned.
The spokesman added: 'There is no such [UK Government] policy to overthrow the Iranian regime.'
Yes, some have known the above since 2006, at least.
Others have known about it for much longer - just ask the Mullahs in Iran.
I read the article as a whole, and it indicates that Liam Fox promised the job of ambassador to Israel to a person recommended by his friend. They all (Liam, friend and ambassador) appear to be linked to extremist views about attacking Iran.
Mr Fox is an enthusiastic Atlanticist and is sympathetic to the neocon movement in the United States, which takes a hawkish stance on Iran's nuclear ambitions, although on his 2007 visit to the country he said he hoped for a "diplomatic solution" to the issue. An associate said that Mr Werritty, who can speak some Farsi, would act as a "facilitator" and "take messages" between various opposition figures, although the source insisted he was not a "freelance spy". -- The Independent
The revelation is nevertheless likely to add to claims not only that Werritty masqueraded as Fox's international fixer but that he was running a shadow foreign policy on Iran a policy more hawkish than the official government position. David Cameron is said to have been annoyed by some of Fox's more neo-con pronouncements on the subject.
In February, Werritty and Fox flew to Israel for a high-profile strategic conference on regional security. Fox called for stronger sanctions to compel Iran to give up its nuclear weapons programme. -- The Guardian
According to both the Independent & the Guardian so far, Fox & Werritty have been involved in 'an audacious plot to topple Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad' (that is not 'regime change'). Apparently, they wanted to do that by "imposing stronger sanctions" on Iran to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons?! (that is not 'regime change'). And, they are considered "extremists" because Fox is sympathetic to 'Neocon movement' in the US?? Of course, there is also the Israel & Mossad angle, which, every time, gets some people's shirt in a major knot.. - btw, The Telegraph jumped on the same bandwagon as other newspapers.
There is definitely much more to this than meets the eye... a few things don't add up, and in parts it sounds scripted.
Yes, I agree. There’s a lot we don’t know.
...political activities which included visits to the Iranian capital Tehran and regular contact with dissident groups who wanted regime change... Last night there were also concerns over the role played by Britain's ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould, who held a series of meetings with Dr Fox and Mr Werritty.The Tories, another Pro-Jihadist Regime in Eurarabia.
After living 61 years and now understanding how the World works, I know you are right. Need only to think of Greece, Spain, and others (not to mention the USA) that are going down due to their irresponsible socialist/economic policies. Also, think of the "Arab Spring" that will allow the radicals to take over and cause more havoc world-wide. We're heading into dark days.
I'm all in cash and gold.
Question: Will we follow England's PC or fight? I truly believe the first time a mall is bombed and those f*cks kill our children, we will fight. I know I will, and I'm old enough to not care. I will target every one of the Islamist shitheads and send them to their 72 Virginians. And please don't preach to me about "moderate muslims". I don't trust a one of them because of their political/theocracy beliefs.
Lock and load boys and girls, it's coming...
Only if you touch the wrong end of the gun.
Anyone who is vaguely right wing is neo-con to the likes of the Guardian and Independent.
97% of the UK is NON-Muslim.
94% is white Anglo-Saxon/Celtic.
As Flavor Flav once said, dont believe the hype.
Virginians? Do you know something we don't? :)