UK to go along with US-drove sea security mission in Gulf

Choice pursues Iran’s seizure of a British oil tanker, the Stena Impero, a month ago

LONDON: Britain said on Monday it was joining a US-drove sea security mission in the Gulf to ensure shipper vessels going through the Strait of Hormuz.

A month ago, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards held onto a British tanker, Stena Impero, close to the Strait of Hormuz for supposed marine infringement after Britain held onto an Iranian oil tanker close Gibraltar, blaming it for abusing sanctions on Syria.

“We anticipate working close by the US and others to locate a universal answer for the issues in the Strait of Hormuz,” Defense Minister Ben Wallace told journalists.

Remote priest Dominic Raab said Britain stayed focused on working with Iran to keep up the 2015 atomic arrangement concurred with Tehran as an end-result of a facilitating of authorizations.

A British security source said the focal point of the new mission would ensure the security of delivery and Britain would not be going along with US sanctions against Iran.

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