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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 09:01 AM

UK plans to deploy marines to Persian Gulf: report

Source: Politico-Europe


The move comes amid rising tensions with Iran.

By HELEN COLLIS 6/16/19, 12:50 PM CET Updated 6/16/19, 1:07 PM CET

LONDON — The United Kingdom will send elite forces to the Gulf of Oman to protect its warships amid rising tensions with Iran, according to The Sunday Times.

The planned deployment follows Thursday's attacks on two oil tankers, which the U.S. has blamed on Iran. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Friday said the U.K. would make its own assessment, but believed the U.S. claim that Tehran was behind the incident.

One hundred Royal Marines are expected to be deployed “within weeks” to join naval ships operating from the U.K.'s new naval base in Bahrain, The Sunday Times reported, citing unnamed military sources.

The Marines will police the strait from helicopters and smaller boats, in a “force protection” mission that has been planned for several weeks due to rising tensions with Iran, according to the newspaper.

Read more: https://www.politico.eu/article/britain-marines-persian-gulf-iran-tensions-oil-tanker-attacks/

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glad2bexpatnow Jun 16 #1
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Soph0571 Jun 17 #7
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Chin music Jun 16 #4
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:21 AM

1. prepping brits for when they

join in the next lie instigated war?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:54 AM

2. Dear UK:

Please don't believe anything from the US official channels.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 17, 2019, 06:06 PM

7. Heh. They know it may be bollocks

But Brexit means they have to suck Trumps balls

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 10:59 AM

3. Here we go again.

Did we learn nothing from Bush's "weapons of mass destruction" fiasco?

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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 11:46 AM

5. Wag the dog. nt.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 12:48 PM

6. Maybe to protect their

tankers from the US? The Japanese owners of the ship said they doubt tRump's explanation of Iranian sabotage. Something "smells" in this whole episode. Bolton used to be better at ginning up support for his wars.

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