More conflict following the assassination of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani “is in no one’s interest” and terrorists and extremists would be the only beneficiaries, British defense secretary said Tuesday.

Ben Wallace gave a statement to MPs at the House of Commons and said, “he has deep regard for the nation of Iraq.”

“But”, he said, Iran has provided “practical military support to the murderous [Bashar] Assad regime in Syria, stoked conflict in Yemen, backed militia groups in Iraq, and has repeatedly harassed international shipping including the U.K. shipping in the Strait of Hormouz.”

Iran has also “shown a total

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