Recalling the faulty intelligence during the buildup to the US-led coalition’s 2003 invasion of Iraq, which the UK ended up joining, the source said that “this time it looks as if they have the Iranians bang to rights,” with the US accumulating “a wealth of intelligence and it all points to Iran.”
The source did not reveal the specifics of this alleged intelligence information, but did indicate that “every time the West refuses to act against Iranian aggression the ayatollahs become even more bold [and] convinced the US will never attack them.”
London has yet to verify the veracity of the report, but did join the US-led maritime coalition formed earlier this year aimed at escorting commercial vessels in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with Iran. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates joined the maritime coalition last week, joining the US, the UK, Australia and Bahrain in the initiative. Other European countries declined to join.