The Daily Mail – Boris Johnson ordered Royal Navy warships to escort British-flagged tankers through the Gulf, ripping up Theresa May’s Iran policy. The HMS Montrose watched over the Union Jack-flagged Stena Important, the frigate also entering the dangerous waters in the Strait of Hormuz.
The policy U-turn came on Johnson’s first full day as Prime Minister after May’s government claimed it lacked resources to protect ships. Last week Iranian commandos dropped from helicopters onto British-flagged tankers in brazen acts of piracy amid soaring tensions between Tehran and the West.
Johnson shredded May’s resource-conscious policy and ordered all ships to be escorted either by single warships or by units of vessels.