Elite Royal Navy Marines sent to Gulf as tensions between US and Iran reach breaking point

DOZENS of British Marines have been sent to the Gulf for a scheduled training exercise following the attack on two oil tankers in the region.

The Royal Navy confirmed it is sending 30 Marines to the Persian Gulf as relations between the US and Iran plunged to an all-new low, earlier this week. 

Soldiers from 42 Commando are set to leave their barracks in Plymouth and will be deployed to the UK’s new base in Bahrain. 

But, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) was quick to dismiss earlier reports the Marines were being sent to protect British ships in the region. 

A MOD spokesman said: “This...
source: Daily Star

2019-06-16 15:26
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