YEREVAN 24 C°
RA CB:
  • USD - 483.94 AMD +0.94 EUR - 512.2 AMD +0.2 RUB - 7.88 AMD +0.88 GBP - 595.54 AMD +0.54
  • GOLD - 21 602,24 AMD SILVER - 239,1 AMD PLATINUM - 12 820,28 AMD

UK Sends Second Warship to Gulf After Iran Threats Over Tanker Seized off Gibraltar

Paul Hall/Royal Navy/Shutterstock

The UK is to increase its military presence in the Gulf by sending a second warship to the region.

HMS Duncan, a Type 45 Destroyer, will sail to the Gulf in the coming days after recently completing NATO exercises in the Black Sea, Sky News reports.

Duncan will operate alongside the Royal Navy frigate HMS Montrose, and US allies in the Gulf, but she will not be part of an international maritime coalition proposed by Washington.

The Ministry of Defence would not comment on the deployment, but it is understood that Duncan was always due to travel to the region to give some relief to HMS Montrose.

Tensions are mounting in the Gulf after a Royal Navy warship deterred Iranian patrol boats trying to impede a British tanker.

 


Weather
Yerevan
clear (night)
Humidity: 52%
Wind: 13 km/h
24 C°
 
23°  38° 
22.07.2019
23°  37° 
23.07.2019
Poll

Did you like the last part of "Game of Thrones?"