Britain had to plead with US to take part in Iran flotilla
Defence sources have revealed that the Americans only relented and allowed a Royal Navy frigate to join the mission following an intervention from Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president.
The revelation that US defence chiefs saw little military value in UK participation will raise new questions about Britain’s international clout after Coalition defence cuts.
Britain's rich naval history predates the founding of our country by centuries and is a source of British pride. To treat our friends so shabbily and callously is unforgivable, yet is, alas, becoming part of this Administration's policy trademark.