UK to form maritime coalition with the US in the Gulf amid growing tensions with Iran

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Britain will form a maritime coalition in the Gulf with the United States in order to protect international shipping growing with Iran, the Government has announced.

The Ministry of Defense has confirmed that the Royal Navy will begin working with the US in order to ensure safe passage through the Strait of Hormuz.

The move follows the seizure of the British-flagged tanker the Stena Empire by Iranian Republican The last month in Gibraltar.

Proposals for a joint mission are believed to have been suggested by Washington last month, but they reportedly snubbed …

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