David Cameron says it is hard to think of a time when there has been more danger and volatility in the world when asked about strikes on Houthis
David Cameron has denied that the UK’s strikes on the Houthis were an escalation.
Asked if the UK and US had escalated the situation by the BBC’s Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg, the UK’s foreign secretary said:
No. The escalation has been caused by the Houthis. I mean the point is since 19 November, you have had these 26 attacks.
There have been more of them, they have been getting worse, and you know, not acting is also a policy, it is a policy that doesn’t work.
The threat level is set after careful consideration by the joint terrorist assessment centre and that is the right way of doing it, it is not in the power of politicians just to suddenly wake up one morning and change the threat level.
Our view is look, take a step back from this, it is hard to think of a time when there has been so much danger and insecurity and instability in the world.