The UK has deployed its most advanced warship to guard commercial shipments through a narrow strait off the Yemeni coast, through which most of Britain’s oil and gas supply travels, The Times
The deployment of the HMS Daring ship has not yet been made public due to the sensitive nature of having a British warship linked to the conflict in Yemen, the UK’s newspaper noted.
According to The Times, HMS Daring was on its way to join a mission in the Gulf, but was redeployed to the Bab al-Mandeb Strait, the waterway of global trade between the Mediterranean, the Suez Canal and the Indian Ocean.
The Bab al-Mandeb Strait - which links the Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden – has seen a recent
Yemen has been the site of a proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran after Iran-allied Houthi rebels forced Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to
According to Peter Roberts, a senior research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, as quoted by The Times: “It is really critical that the strait stays open.”
According to a UK defense source, the warship is there to give “reassurance to UK shipping” in the strait, The Times says.
Iran, for its part, said yesterday that its Navy would
By Tsvetana Paraskova for Oilprice.com
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