UK: Europe must deploy forces to protect vessels in Hormuz

Iran's seizure of a UK-flagged oil tanker constitutes state piracy, says UK Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt after an emergency meeting in London.


Great Britain wants continental Europe to lead a naval expedition to protect merchant ships sailing through the Strait of Hormuz.

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Hunt made this request three days after Iran took possession of a UK-flagged oil tanker in the region.

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