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Britain will increase its military presence in the Persian Gulf, giving the region the second warship. About it reports Sky News.
According to the channel, in the next few days after NATO exercises in the Black sea in the Gulf will leave destroyer HMS Duncan (“Duncan”). It is reported that he will work together with the British frigate HMS Montrose (“montrose”) and allied forces from other countries. At the same time, the destroyer will not be considered a part of the international coalition forces offered by the United States.
As noted, the plans to send the vessel to the Persian Gulf is not new, it is supposed to do in order to relieve the “montrose”. This indicates that the deployment of destroyer moved deadlines forward because of the tension in relations with Iran. Sky News notes that the region also deployed four British minesweeper-seeker min and a support vessel.
At the same time, Reuters with reference to the British government announces that HMS Duncan will replace HMS Montrose. It is noted that the latter will leave his post in connection with the planned maintenance and crew change. Therefore, the destroyer will provide the constant presence of Britain in the Gulf and support free shipping.
11 July it was reported that five armed Iranian boats began to pursue oil tanker in the UK and tried to stop him. Iran denied this information.
July 9, Tehran has promised to give a response to the British capture Gibraltar ship Grace 1. The tanker was intercepted on 4 July British Marines and local law enforcement agencies. It was reported that he was transporting two million barrels of crude oil from Iran in the refinery of Banias in Syria that violates the sanctions regime against Damascus. According to the foreign Ministry of Spain, the British intercepted the tanker at the request of the United States.
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