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Warships to guard British oil tankers in Strait of Hormuz

British naval vessels are to escort commercial ships through the world's most important oil sailing route near Iran.

Frigate HMS Montrose and a destroyer will guard British commercial vessels in the Strait of Hormuz. Photo: Handout/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

In the near future, ships from the British navy will be escorting commercial vessels under UK flag through the Strait of Hormuz near Iran.

This happens as a result of escalating tensions in the region set off by the US military killing an Iranian top general on Friday, British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace informed on Saturday.

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