The statement comes as UK Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to chair an emergency security meeting on London’s possible response to Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz over what Tehran described as a breach of international maritime regulations.
Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith has claimed that Washington had offered London to use “US assets” to support UK shipping in the Persian Gulf before Iran detained the British tanker Stena Impero.

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