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UK will not escort every British-flagged ship through Strait of Hormuz: source

Reuters Thursday, 11 July 2019 ()
Britain does not intend to escort every British-flagged merchant vessel through the Strait of Hormuz, a security source said on Thursday, after a Royal Navy warship had to stop three Iranian vessels from blocking the passage of a BP-operated tanker.
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News video: Strait of Hormuz tension: UK call on Iran to de-escalate situation

Strait of Hormuz tension: UK call on Iran to de-escalate situation 00:32

The Government has called on Iran to de-escalate the situation after the Royal Navy had to prevent Iranian vessels from invading a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.

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