PUBLISHED: 22:06, Mon, Jan 6, 2020 | UPDATED: 22:19, Mon, Jan 6, 2020
World War 3 concerns have been triggered since a high-ranking Iranian military commander was killed in a US drone airstrike. Iran has vowed to exact “harsh revenge” for the US actions with thousands of mourners calling “death to America” as they pay tribute to the Major General. But how exactly could the US-Iran combat prove to be a bigger challenge to the UK than Brexit?
Brexit has proven itself to be a massive challenge to the UK.
The UK population voted to leave the European Union in an EU Referendum vote in June 2016.
Now, three and a half years later and the UK is still a member of the EU.
However, with Boris Johnson’s landmark win at the December general election, the UK’s departure from the EU is within sight.
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World War 3: Mourners at Qasem Soleimani's funeral (Image: GETTY)
On Friday, January 3, the USA undertook a drone airstrike in Baghdad which resulted in the death of General Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force and Major General in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
The Quds Force was responsible for extraterritorial military and clandestine operations and the Iranian Major General gained notoriety for his military stratagems in the past few decades.
In a statement after the attack, the Pentagon said: “At the direction of the president, the US military has taken decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani.”
It added: “This strike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans.
“The United States will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people and our interests wherever they are around the world.”
World War 3: Boris Johnson had a meeting on Monday about the US-Iran situation (Image: GETTY)
Since the assassination of General Soleimani, high-ranking Iranian officials have spoken out against the US and condemned Donald Trump.
The country’s President, Hassan Rouhani, promised Iran would continue to resist “American expansionism” and “take revenge” on the dead general’s behalf.