U.S., UK CAN CLOSE HORMUZ
PLATTS - The UK has joined the US in a maritime security mission in the Persian Gulf, its defense ministry said Monday, following tanker attacks in the region and the seizure of a UK-flagged tanker by Iranian forces in the Strait of Hormuz last month.
The UK's Royal Navy will work with the US to assure the security of merchant vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, the Ministry of Defence said.
"Events in the Gulf over the last four months, including attacks on four tankers…
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