On 28 July the Royal Navy ship HMS Duncan arrived in the Gulf. Along with the HMS Montrose, the ship will support the safe passage of British-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz.
On 19 July Iranian authorities seized the British-flagged tanker, Stena Impero, in Omani waters in clear contravention of international law. Following a ministerial COBR meeting on 20 July, The former Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt gave a
statement on iranian actions in the Strait of Hormuz.
The UK government is almost certain that a branch of the Iranian military attacked 2 tankers on 13 June. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt condemned the attacks on civilian shipping, and called on Iran to cease all forms of destabilising activity. Read the UK statement on the attacks in the Gulf of Oman.