Britain Raises Ship Security Level to ‘Critical’ as Tanker Row With Iran Escalates - Report | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Britain Raises Ship Security Level to ‘Critical’ as Tanker Row With Iran Escalates - Report

Over the past two days, British oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz and Persian Gulf have reportedly been spotted under escort by Royal Navy vessels. Although the reason for this has not been officially explained, the situation comes amid threats by Tehran to seize British ships in response to the arrest of its tanker in Gibraltar.

The UK Department for Transport has issued a recommendation to British commercial ships near the Strait of Hormuz to exercise caution and put their security in a heightened state in case they are approached by "aggressive" Iranian patrol boats, Sky News reported, citing anonymous sources.

Reuters has likewise reported, citing an anonymous UK security source, that the government has raised the security code to the highest, critical level for all British ships sailing in Iranian waters. At the same time, the report suggested that not all British ships in the Gulf would be escorted by military vessels. The same source said that London would be "resolute" in defending its interests at sea, but noted that the country isn’t Over the past two days, British oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz and Persian Gulf have reportedly been spotted under escort by Royal Navy vessels. Although the reason for this has not been officially explained, the situation comes amid threats by Tehran to seize British ships in response to the arrest of its tanker in Gibraltar.

The UK Department for Transport has issued a recommendation to British commercial ships near the Strait of Hormuz to exercise caution and put their security in a heightened state in case they are approached by "aggressive" Iranian patrol boats, Sky News reported, citing anonymous sources.

Reuters has likewise reported, citing an anonymous UK security source, that the government has raised the security code to the highest, critical level for all British ships sailing in Iranian waters. At the same time, the report suggested that not all British ships in the Gulf would be escorted by military vessels. The same source said that London would be "resolute" in defending its interests at sea, but noted that the country isn’t seeking an escalation of tensions with Iran.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's throw in a little logic, shall we; why would Iran be so desperately attempting to "create an incident", when they understood that such an act would be the US/Israeli/Saudi Arabia "justification" for a shooting war against Iran?!?

The short answer is, they wouldn't.

Iranian leadership is many things; but stupid, it is not.

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