British security source: We never seek to escalate the situation with Iran

British security source: We never seek to escalate the situation with Iran

A British security source confirmed on Thursday that the kingdom does not intend to assign security escort to every British merchant ship passing through the Strait of Hormuz, against the background of the recent incident in the region.

In a statement to Reuters, the source pointed out that between 15 and 30 merchant ships sail almost every day in the Gulf waters hoist the British flag, and that three of them pass through the Strait of Hormuz.

The source added that Britain raised, on Tuesday, the level of security of vessels to grade (3), the highest grade, for British-flagged vessels in Iranian waters. He pointed out that level 3 in navigation is equivalent to the "critical" level, which means "a high risk" to British ships.

"We will be firm in defending the British naval interests in the Gulf, but we never seek to escalate the situation with Iran," the source said.

Earlier in the day, London said a Royal Navy warship intervened to secure the passage of an oil tanker run by British BP through the Strait of Hormuz after three Iranian boats tried to intercept it.

For his part, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards denied the news of the objection of his boats to a British oil tanker in the waters of the Gulf, asserting that his naval forces will not hesitate to implement "orders to stop tankers in the Gulf waters .. within its geographical scope," if issued.

On Wednesday, Iranian President Hassan Rowhani announced that Britain could face negative consequences for the detention of the British Royal Marines about a week ago, the Iranian carrier Grace, off the coast of Gibraltar.

Source: Reuters

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