Five things you need to know today: May and Hunt prepare retaliation against Iran

Plus, Tories brace for Johnson as contest concludes, Hong Kong mob violence leaves 45 hospitalised, and Ukrainian comedian and rock star enter coalition talks.

Theresa May will chair a meeting of the government’s emergency committee Cobra at 10:30am this morning after a British-flagged tanker was seized by Iran in the Gulf. As the stand-off intensifies, foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt will address the House of Commons at 3:30pm where he is expected to announce sanctions directed against members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and that the UK is prepared to join an international maritime protection force. Iran has warned that it is unprepared...
source: New Statesman

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