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UK joins US to protect Gulf shipping

Aug 06, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

BRITAIN has formed a maritime coalition in the Gulf with America to protect international shipping amid growing tensions with Iran, the Government announced last night.

The Ministry of Defence said the Royal Navy would work with the US to ensure safe passage for merchant ships through the Strait of Hormuz.

It follows the seizure of the Britishflagged tanker the Stena Impero by the Iranian Republican Guards last month in retaliation for the impounding of one of its vessels off Gibralt...