2 month ago
Royal Navy warship, likely frigate HMS Montrose, showing inside Iranian waters(but could be in international waters), ensuring British crude oil tanker 'Security' passes through without interference. Security just north of Iran's Abu Musa island which hosts an IRGCN base containing FIAC and FAC.
2 month ago
The Portsmouth-based warship is shadowing the Chinese destroyer Xian as it passes east through the Strait of Dover today.
Labour MP Margaret Hodge tells Sky News the Labour leadership has shown a "dogged determination not to listen" on the issue of antisemitism
2 month ago
Another UK-flagged tanker being escorted by the Royal Navy in the Persian Gulf.
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says the person responsible for the leak of memos from outgoing UK ambassador to the U.S. Sir Kim Darroch "must be held fully to account" but he defends the right of the press to publish the memos if they are judged "to be in the public interest"
West Midlands Police says a murder investigation is under way after a man in his 30s was stabbed in Sparkhill in Birmingham
Metropolitan Police says the teenager who was stabbed to death in Croydon in south London on Thursday was 19-year-old Kye Manning
Gibraltar police arrest two additional crew members of the Iranian oil tanker
MFA spox Zakharova: Russia always acts on the basis of reciprocity. British media in Russianeed to be prepared to face the consequences of the actions of the British government.
Britain confirms sending Duncan warship to Gulf
Britain sends second military ship to Gulf after tension with Iran
Farhad Salah has been found guilty at Sheffield Crown Court of preparing to commit acts of terrorism by plotting an attack using an explosive device in a remotely-controlled vehicle
A spokeswoman for Teresa May: talks are underway with Washington to build a military alliance in the Gulf
2 month ago
There are 5 possible Iranian military boats (red) near the British oil tanker Atlantic Pioneer(blue) in the strait of Hormuz.
US Fifth Fleet: We work closely with the British Navy to secure free trade
Vice Adm. Malloy, Commander @US5thFleet which oversees U.S. naval forces in the Persian Gulf: "The United States Fifth Fleet is aware of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy's unlawful harassment and attempts to interfere with the passage of the UK-flagged merchant vessel."
The US State Department strongly condemns the Iranian Revolutionary Guard intercepting a British tanker and stresses the freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz
Gibraltar police arrest Iranian oil tanker captain on suspicion of violating sanctions on Syria
Gibraltar police arrest captain, officer of detained Iran tanker
Sky Sources say the Department for Transport has issued new guidance to all British-flagged ships to go to a heightened state of security in the Strait of Hormuz after the Ministry of Defence said three Iranian vessels "attempted to impede" the passage of a commercial vessel
2 month ago
There are currently five UK-flagged crude oil tankers in the Persian Gulf. Hakusan (not visible in the pic, near Kuwait), Atlantic Pioneer, Security, Leonora Kosan, Stena Clear Sky + the freighter Duhallow.
Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, aka Tommy Robinson has been jailed for nine months at the Old Bailey for contempt of court.
Spokesman for the British Prime Minister: We are concerned about Iran's attempt to intercept a British oil tanker in the Gulf and call for non-escalation
Spokesman for the British Prime Minister: The detention of the Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar connected to sanctions on Syria, not Iran
Relations with the United States will not be affected by the recent crisis with the British ambassador in Washington
Deputy commander of the IRGC: Britain will regret detaining an oil tanker that was carrying Iranian oil
Iranian Revolutionary Guards: We will announce the measures we will take against Britain soon
Britain's Ministry of Defence: "HMS Montrose was forced to position herself between the Iranian vessels and British Heritage and issue verbal warnings to the Iranian vessels, which then turned away."
Britain's Ministry of Defence statement on yesterday's Strait of Hormuz incident: "Contrary to international law, three Iranian vessels attempted to impede the passage of a commercial vessel, British Heritage, through the Strait of Hormuz."
Iran's Revolutionary Guards deny reports of trying to detain a British oil tanker in the Gulf