US Navy vessels will no longer accompany vessels flagged in the US and the UK through the Strait of Hormuz which has otherwise been the procedure for the past year. This is evident in a statement from the US Defense Department, according to several media sources, after Iran threatened to close the strait which is vital for a big part of the global oil transport.
The Iranian fleet will, according to the government in Tehran, conduct Navy exercises in and around the Strait of Hormuz in the near future. Iran considers US Navy vessels a threat to the country and the territorial waters.
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