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U.K. Joins U.S.-led Effort to Protect Ships in Strait of Hormuz

Aug 05, 2019 - The New York Times

LONDON — Britain on Monday joined an American-led mission to protect ships traveling through the Strait of Hormuz from Iranian threats, signaling a greater openness to working with the United States to shore up maritime security in the region and acknowledging that its efforts to create a European-led task force have proved difficult.

Tensions between Britain and Iran have been rising since Iran seized a tanker flying the British flag in July. That followed Britain’s decision to impoun...