Iran has released a video of its forces warning Royal Navy warship HMS Montrose that the lives of its crew could be in danger.
Ministry of Defence
Iran’s president has signalled a deal could be possible regarding the British-flagged tanker seized in the Strait of Hormuz.
The crew of the seized tanker Stena Impero are safe, the vessel’s owners said, after direct communication with them in Iran.
Iran has warned it will protect its waters after the UK set out plans to put together a European maritime force to defend shipping in the Strait of Hormuz.
Britain is to seek to put together a European-led maritime mission to protect ships sailing through the Strait of Hormuz following the seizure by Iran of a British-flagged tanker.
Theresa May, senior ministers and security chiefs have met to discuss the UK’s response to the Gulf crisis following the seizure of a British-flagged tanker by Iran.
Iran has warned the UK not to enter a “dangerous game” as plans to relieve a Royal Navy warship in the Gulf were escalated amid escalating tensions.
Tensions in the Gulf make the case for strengthening the Royal Navy, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said.
Police in Gibraltar have arrested the captain and chief officer of the Iranian supertanker detained last week in an operation involving British Royal Marines.
The Royal Navy has driven off three Iranian vessels which tried to stop a commercial tanker from travelling through the Strait of Hormuz.
The supersonic F-35B Lightning II is the cutting-edge aircraft which has taken part in active British operations for the first time.