Why the Royal Navy Is Carefully Escorting Its Ships That Pass near Iran
The National Interest -

David Axe

Security, Middle East

It's convoy time.

On July 19, 2019 Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps militia forces seized the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz, escalating a long-simmering conflict that began after U.S. president Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the 2015 deal that lifted sanctions on Iran in exchange for limits on Iran’s nuclear program.

The Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duncan has arrived in the Persian Gulf,  temporarily doubling the...

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