On July 22nd, UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt briefed the British Parliament on the situation surrounding the UK tanker by Iran and suggested a plan to establish a joint European Task Force to patrol the Persian Gulf and guarantee security against “Iranian aggression.”
While the plan is yet to be adpoted, the British Navy is already boosting its presence in the Persian Gulf region, at least according to British media. For example, reports claimed that the British Navy has sent the Astute-class submarine, which would perform a purely defensive role in the region. The submarine, according to the Sun, will listen in to Iranian communications before passing information back to its operational headquarters at Northwood, in North West London.
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