Pentagon: US warships accompany British commercial vessels in Strait

WASHINGTON – US Navy warships have begun accompanying British-flagged commercial vessels through the Strait of Hormuz as a result of Iran’s detention of a Marshall Islands-flagged ship last week, the Pentagon said on Monday.

Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said the US Navy had accompanied one British ship through the strait following talks between Washington and London and others would follow. The Navy has been accompanying US-flagged ships for several days in response to last week’s detention of the MV Maersk Tigris.



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