UK warship arrives in Gulf to escort tanker

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A British warship dispatched to the Gulf to escort UK-flagged ships amid heightened tensions with Iran has arrived in the region, the defence ministry said. HMS Duncan was sent to help accompany vessels through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker there earlier this month, in what London called an act of “state piracy”.
The destroyer joins frigate HMS Montrose which is due to undergo maintenance in nearby Bahrain in late August.—AFP

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