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Britain Calls for European Naval Mission to Counter Iran’s “Piracy”

July 22, 2019 by Reuters By Michael Georgy and Kylie MacLellan DUBAI/LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) – Britain called on Monday for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, days after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in what London described as an act of “state piracy.” Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt outlined the plans to parliament after a …

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Iran announces capture of British oil tanker. British holding emergency meeting now.

Iranian navy gun boat

PortandTerminal.com, July 19, 2019 What we know: The Stena Impero was seized in the Strait of Hormuz at 4pm BST by Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces The British-registered tanker was ordered to turn to the north and was taken into Iranian territorial watersA second vessel, the British-operated Mesdar has also been seized by Iran according to the Foreign Office. Other reports say …

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