22 Jul 2019

UK to join European maritime protection mission after Iran tanker seizure

International Editor

If he becomes Prime Minister, Boris Johnson will immediately have to deal with the crisis over Iran and the deployment of a European-led maritime protection mission which the Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today.

Tehran released footage it claimed showed the crew on board the British-flagged tanker that was seized in the Gulf on Friday, which Mr Hunt described as “an act of state piracy”.