On April 24, four Iranian gunboats "harassed" the American-flagged Kensington as it transited the strait into the Persian Gulf. Warren said this practice will continue "for an indefinite period of time.
The Department for Transport said on Thursday that if ships give advance notice of their plans they will be escorted by frigate HMS Montrose, either individually or in groups. Navy to accompany all U.
The four ships transited the strait without incident, Warren said. His remarks could create an opening to reduce tensions as Boris Johnson becomes prime minister.
Thursday, U. The escort is not compulsory, and Britain has limited naval resources in the region.
Pentagon spokesman Col. The Tigris remains anchored in Iranian territorial waters, near Larak Island, and has not let the 24 crew members leave.
Global stock markets were subdued Monday while the price of oil climbed as tensions in the Persian Gulf escalated after Iran's seizure of a British oil tanker on Friday. Steve Warren said the decision is a direct result of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Navy's recently taking control of the Maersk Pdrsian and the harassment of the Maersk Kensington.
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American-flagged ships may request this accompaniment, but they are not obligated to use it. The Associated Press cannot independently verify the condition of the crew Kanpur live sex girls online, but in the video they looked to be in good health and it didn't appear as though they were being filmed under duress.
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