By Pooya Stone

The US has increased diplomatic pressure on Germany to join efforts to protect the Strait of Hormuz from Iranian threats after Iran seized a British oil tanker earlier this month.

US embassy spokeswoman Tamara Sternberg-Greller said in a statement: "We've formally asked Germany to join France and the UK to help secure the Strait of Hormuz and combat Iranian aggression. Members of the German government have been clear that freedom of navigation should be protected... Our question is, protected by whom?"

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By Jubin Katiraie

Recently, an internal source in Iran disclosed a series of details about a mastermind, plotter, and operator of recent attacks against oil tankers in Gulf of Oman. Details explain that the IRGC’s forces shifted missiles widely in southern Iranian coasts to target foreign interests for lift the spirits of IRGC, after its blacklisting by the U.S.

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By Jubin Katiraie

The UK announced Thursday that it has begun sending warships to accompany all British-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz to protect them from Iran, only days after the government said it did not have resources to do so.

A government spokesman said: “The Royal Navy has been tasked to accompany British-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz, either individually or in groups, should sufficient notice be given of their passage.”

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By Pooya Stone

A former Royal Navy officer has criticised former Prime Minister Theresa May for an "appalling" response to the Iran tanker standoff, saying that it failed to convince the EU or the US to support the UK in retaliatory action.

Rear-Admiral Chris Parry also laid into former Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, saying that his "muddled thinking" of assuming the EU would support his plan without consulting the countries first, meant that the UK lost the support of Iran’s biggest enemy, the US.

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By Jubin Katiraie

The new US defence secretary said Wednesday that the military intends to protect US commercial ships against Iranian threats in the Persian Gulf, but cannot provide naval escorts in every case.

Mark Esper, who previously served as the Army's top civilian official, said: "We will escort our ships to the degree that the risk demands it… To the degree United States vessels need an escort, we will be there, we will be available to them.

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