British warship set sail for the escort mission in Gulf

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British warship set sail for the escort mission in Gulf
British warship set sail for the escort mission in Gulf

The British warship HMS Kent sailed towards the Gulf on Monday to join a US-led mission aimed at protecting commercial cargo ships in the region amid mounting political tension between Iran and the West.

The warship move comes after Iran seized a British oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. British naval forces seized an Iranian ship off Gibraltar on July 4 on suspicion of smuggling an oil cargo to Syria.

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