Tory grandee Iain Duncan Smith has fiercely rebuked Iran as ‘maniacal, brutal, violent and dangerous’ after the regime used Prince Harry to defend their execution of a British-Iranian dual national.
Former Iranian deputy defence minister Alireza Akbari was accused of spying by Tehran and executed last week despite attempts by the British Foreign Office to free him.
Today, the Iranian regime used Prince Harry’s confession that he killed 25 Taliban in Afghanistan to take aim at Britain amid the escalating row over the execution, saying the country was in ‘no position to preach’.
Fighting back in the war of words, Duncan Smith retorted: ‘I think it was a personal mistake for Harry, and I think it should have been expunged from the book for good personal reasons.
‘But also as a British citizen himself and as a member of the constitutional family, which is the constitutional head of the UK government, hopefully he will reflect on that and not do something similar again. It’s not…