London mulls sending drones to Persian Gulf

London mulls sending drones to Persian Gulf
# 02 September 2019 10:26 (UTC +04:00)

The United Kingdom is considering sending drones in order to help Royal Navy warships escort UK-flagged tankers through the Strait of Hormuz, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The crisis escalated last month when Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron that Tehran would proceed with reducing its obligations under the nuclear deal, stating that European countries must protect the Islamic Republic from US sanctions.

Commodore Dean Bassett also told the broadcaster that Iran poses a direct threat to British merchant vessels and noted he wouldn't rule out the use of military force if necessary.

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