LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government says it is involved in military contingency planning with the United States on potential flashpoints in the Middle East — but insists it doesn’t support any imminent strike on Iran’s nuclear sites.
Prime Minister David Cameron’s office confirmed Friday that planning is being carried out with the U.S. and other allies, including on the potential use by American forces of British bases overseas.
It follows a report by The Guardian newspaper that the U.S. has asked Britain to use its bases in Cyprus, and British territory in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean, to build up forces in the Gulf. It reported the move was a contingency for potential strikes on Tehran’s nuclear program.
Cameron’s office said discussions were taking place, but declined to specify the details.