The british navy is to British ships and settlements in the Straits of Hormuz

The royal navy is going to board vessels flying the British flag, sailing area is in the Strait of Hormuz. It is a sign that the new British government to take a tougher course on the conflict with Iran.

The plan has already been suggested before, but the Uk’s ministry of Defence, told the hearing does not have the resources to do it, write in the British media.

“The Royal Navy has been ordered to ships under the British flag, either individually or in groups, through the Strait of Hormuz, to guide their passage is announced”, was a government spokesman on Thursday to know.

“The navigatievrijheid, it is critical to the global trading system and the global economy, and we will do everything we can to defend ourselves.”

Mutual tankers have been seized

The escorts were the result of tensions between Iran and the united states, which in recent months occurred, after oil tankers were attacked in the Strait of Hormuz. The U.S. will give Tehran the blame of such attacks, and, according to experts, the compelling evidence for that. Iran denies it strongly to the attacks to be involved.

The Europeans have set up are becoming more cautious, because they are the atoomakkoord with Iran – which the united states has stepped up – much like you are. Iran would like the EU to help offset the high cost of U.s. sanctions on the Iranian economy.

Iran took over last week in the strait is an oil tanker with a British flag in space. That was in response to the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker after an assault by British forces in Gibraltar. In accordance with the UK being transported to that ship oil to Syria, which the EU embargo has been broken.

Iran said the tanker is not on its way to Syria, but refuses to give the buyer to do because they would be exposed to U.s. sanctions. The land has been provided to the carriers from the exchange.

Two of the international plans are for the escorts

In the UK, trying to support acquire the start-up of a European mission, the ships in the Persian Gulf, to protect it. Because of this, the country is strongly distance-similar to American plan. In france, Italy, and Denmark, to support the Uk’s plans, but in Germany it means the boat is still down.

In the United States, the Dutch government was asked to take part in a US-led mission in the area. The government’s request to be considered.

The Iranian government has to let them know of the Strait of Hormuz, to want to protect. Deputy Defence minister, Abbas Araqchi, said the country will not allow that the shipping industry is being disrupted.

See also:
The tensions in the Strait of Hormuz summed up in five points


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