US officials said the UK warship HMS Montrose pointed it guns at the Iranian boats and warned them over radio. Photo: UK Royal Navy

British warship aims guns at Iranian boats that ‘harassed’ oil tanker in Gulf, US officials say

  • The tanker was entering the Strait of Hormuz when it was approached by the Iranian vessels, a claim denied by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards
  • Incident comes after Britain impounded an Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar on suspicion of violating sanctions on Syria
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US officials said the UK warship HMS Montrose pointed it guns at the Iranian boats and warned them over radio. Photo: UK Royal Navy
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The USS Mason in the Gulf of Oman in June. The US aims to form a coalition to guarantee freedom of navigation in strategic Gulf waters amid fraught relations between Washington and Tehran. Photo: EPA

Gulf mission patrol: US seeks allies for military coalition as Iran tensions mount

  • Under the plan, the United States would provide command ships and lead surveillance efforts in strategic Gulf waters
  • Allies would patrol waters near the US command ships and escort commercial vessels with their nation’s flags
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The USS Mason in the Gulf of Oman in June. The US aims to form a coalition to guarantee freedom of navigation in strategic Gulf waters amid fraught relations between Washington and Tehran. Photo: EPA
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