After the tank incident in the Strait of Hormuz, Britain’s National security Council (Cobra) has come to a further Meeting together.
this Time the Prime Minister Theresa May is after she had attended meetings on two first Cobra at the weekend in person. The head of government should be brought at the third Meeting on the current Situation in the Gulf region.
The British foreign Minister, Jeremy Hunt, wanted to inform the house of Commons in London later in the afternoon about the conflict with Iran. According to the defense Ministry, the government is considering a “range of options”. British media reports said is under consideration, assets of the Iranian state to freeze.
defense Secretary of state Tobias Ellwood said in an Interview with the television station, ITV, that it was only a British Problem. Also tankers of the United States had previously been attacked. “This is something that affects all of us. This requires international cooperation.”
last Friday, had stopped the Iranian revolutionary guards, the British-flagged oil Tanker “Stena Impero” in the Strait of Hormuz. The ship did not comply with international regulations, declared the revolutionary guards.
The crisis hits the United Kingdom in politically turbulent times: in the Middle of the Brexit-the Chaos of a change of government is. Hunt is next to the favorites Boris Johnson, one of the two remaining candidates for the succession of May.
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