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Britain sends another Warship to the Gulf Region amid Tensions

Britain will send a second warship to the Gulf, officials said Friday, temporarily deploying two vessels near Tehran’s waters as tensions surge after armed Iranian boats threatened a British oil tanker.

Government officials said the move was part of a pre-planned rotation and was meant to ensure a continued British naval presence in one of the most important but volatile oil shipping routes in the world.
The decision was announced days after the British government raised the alert level in the waters around Iran to its highest level.

A government spokesman said the HMS Duncan was “deploying to the region to ensure we maintain a continuous maritime security presence while HMS Montrose comes off task for pre-planned maintenance and crew change over”.