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Britain joins U.S. naval mission to protect oil vessels in Strait of Hormuz

Aug 06, 2019 - The Globe and Mail (Canada)

Britain on Monday joined the United States in a maritime security mission in the Gulf to protect merchant vessels travelling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel.

British officials stressed that there was no change to London's policy on Iran, but joining the U.S.

is the most significant non-Brexit foreign policy move to date of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's 12-day-old government.

Just two weeks ago, Britain was calling for a European-led nava...