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Iran seizes British-flagged tanker in Gulf | Times News

The defence minister Tobias Ellwood has said that the Royal Navy is too small to fulfil a global role as audio tapes revealed Iran ignored its warnings not to seize a British-flagged tanker in the Gulf.
Mr Ellwood said that defence funding would be a significant challenge for Theresa May’s successor, who moves into Downing Street next week, if Britain wanted its armed forces to have international clout.

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BREAKING NEWS: British-operated oil tankers seized by Iran

Tehran have seized two shipping vessels in the Strait of Hormuz and the Foreign Secretary says he is “extremely concerned”.

Jeremy Hunt added: “These seizures are unacceptable. It is essential that freedom of navigation is maintained and that all ships can move safely and freely in the region.”

Iranian state television said it was seized because the tankers ‘failed to observe international maritime regulations’.

Sky’s foreign affairs editor Deborah Haynes described the situation as British officials’ worst nightmare for an outgoing Theresa May.

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