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Britain weighs response to Iran Gulf crisis with few good options

Updated : July 22, 2019 06:28 AM IST

The British government is expected to announce its next steps in a speech to parliament on Monday.
A day after calling the Iranian action a "hostile act", top British officials kept comparatively quiet on Sunday, making clear that they had yet to settle on a response.
The Iranian capture of the ship in the global oil trade's most important waterway was the latest escalation in three months of spiralling confrontation with the West that began when new, tighter US sanctions took effect at the start of May.
Britain weighs response to Iran Gulf crisis with few good options

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