US beefs up Gulf deployment over Iran oil tanker threat

Manama (AFP) – As Iranian seizures threaten oil tankers plying the Gulf, the United States is raising its military presence — a move long demanded by Gulf Arab states who accused Washington of retreating from the region.

Issued on: 16/08/2023 – 11:50

4 min A US warship is seen transiting the Strait of Hormuz Three thousand additional US personnel on troop-landing warships have already passed through the Red Sea, and US-led maritime forces are warning ships against approaching Iranian waters.The moves follow a spate of capture and attempted capture of ships in and around the Strait of Hormuz, the U-shaped […]

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