Iran has denied President Donald Trump’s statement that a US warship destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf after it threatened the ship.
Strait of Hormuz
The captain, chief officer and two second officers of the Iranian supertanker Grace 1 arrested in an operation involving British Royal Marines have been conditionally bailed without charge, the Royal Gibraltar Police have said.
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 latest incident in the Strait of Hormuz involving a British oil tanker and Royal Navy frigate comes at a particularly sensitive time as tensions continue to bubble between the US and Iran.
The Royal Navy has driven off three Iranian vessels which tried to stop a commercial tanker from travelling through the Strait of Hormuz.