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UK JOINS US EFFORT TO PROTECT SHIPS IN GULF

Aug 06, 2019 - City A.M.

Britain plans to work with the US to ensure the safety of commercial ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf from Iranian attack, defence secretary Ben Wallace said yesterday amid escalating tensions in the region. However the UK will not join US sanctions against Iran, Wallace said after US President Donald Trump ripped up a nuclear deal with the country last year. Foreign secretary Dominic Raab said that the UK's approach to Iran has not changed.