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Iran: European fleet in the Gulf ‘hostile’ and ‘provocative’

Monday, July 29, 2019

UK said it is planning a European-led naval force to escort tankers through the world’s busiest oil shipping lane. Iran denounced as “provocative” and “hostile” a British proposal for a European-led naval mission to escort tankers in the Gulf amid soaring tensions over the seizure of ships. The condemnation on Sunday came as a Royal Navy warship arrived in the Gulf to accompany British-flagged vessels passing through the vital Strait of Hormuz. The HMS…