UK vs Iran: Jeremy Hunt vows to use ‘hard power’ in bid to derail conflict fears amid row

JEREMY HUNT vowed to boost the “hard power” of the UK’s military in direct response to “deeply troubling” recent events in the Middle East, which has seen the nation and Iran’s relationship dramatically deteriorate.

The Tory leadership hopeful warned that the Royal Navy had been “run down too much”, claiming the latest row between the UK and Iran was proof funding needed to be improved. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Mr Hunt said more warships were needed and the Navy needed to be “expanded to meet the threats we face”. His comments come after Iranian ships failed to hijack a British oil tanker in the Persian Gulf.

The ships attempted to seize the UK vessel as it skirted...
source: Express

2019-07-12 02:59
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