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UK concerned by Iran actions, calls for de-escalation - May's spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is concerned about action by Iranian vessels to stop a commercial oil tanker, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Thursday, calling for a de-escalation of tensions.

U.S. wants military coalition to safeguard waters off Iran, Yemen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States hopes to enlist allies over the next two weeks or so in a military coalition to safeguard strategic waters off Iran and Yemen, where Washington blames Iran and Iran-aligned fighters for attacks, the top U.S. general said on Tuesday.

China asked to withdraw ship

HANOI: Vietnam has accused China of trespassing and demanded a Chinese survey ship in the South China Sea withdraw in the latest flashpoint over the disputed territory.

Saudi minister says Iran's actions are unacceptable

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's minister of state for foreign affairs on Sunday condemned Iran's seizure of a British flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz and urged the international community to take action to deter such "unacceptable" behaviour.

China acting like a bully in South China Sea, says US

Washington: The United States expressed concern over reports that China is hampering other countries’ oil and gas activities in the South China Sea and accused Beijing of acting like a bully.

Exclusive: Britain wins early European support for Hormuz naval mission

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France, Italy and Denmark gave initial support for a British plan for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz, proposed after Iran's seizure of a British-flagged tanker, three senior EU diplomats said on Tuesday.

Sweden in talks with Iran, UK, others over seized tanker

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden said on Wednesday it was holding talks with Iran, Britain and others over a Swedish-owned, British-flagged tanker seized last week by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz.

Britain begins escorting all UK vessels through Hormuz Strait

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has started sending a warship to accompany all British-flagged vessels through the Strait of Hormuz, a change in policy announced on Thursday after the government previously said it did not have resources to do so.

UK moves to escort British flagged ships will secure transits - trade

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's decision to deploy a warship to accompany British-flagged vessels in the Middle East will provide greater safety for vital shipments, the UK's shipping association said on Thursday.

Denmark backs Britain's proposed Hormuz naval mission

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark said on Friday it welcomed the British government's proposal for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping through the Strait of Hormuz and would consider a military maritime contribution.

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