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Boris Johnson's government must take a firm position in stopping US pressure from dragging London into any unnecessary conflict with Iran, writes Abdulaziz Kilani.

A London high court judge ruled in favour of the UK on an Iran debt case, dealing a new blow to UK-Iran relations and the case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

British navy to escort UK-flagged ships in Gulf strait

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British navy to escort UK-flagged ships in Gulf strait

The British defence ministry said UK-flagged ships would be escorted by the navy through the Strait of Hormuz, where a ship was seized by Iran earlier this month.

Iran's president hints at exchange of seized tankers

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Iran's president hints at exchange of seized tankers

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's comments hint at a possible opening in the current deadlock with the United Kingdom.

Iran warns Boris Johnson it will 'protect' Gulf waters

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Iran warns Boris Johnson it will 'protect' Gulf waters

In the face of rising hostilities with the United States, Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on Friday impounded a tanker sailing under ...

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Boris Johnson wins race to be UK prime minister

Brexit hardliner Boris Johnson, who has a history of bigoted comments, is set to be the next prime minister of the United Kingdom.

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Zarif: Iran 'does not seek confrontation' with Britain

Iran does not seek confrontation with Britain amid a row over seized tanker ships, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.

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Britain planning 'European-led protection force' in Gulf

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt on Monday said the UK wants to establish a European-led maritime protection force for ...

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Britain's May to chair emergency session on Iranian-seized tanker

An emergency meeting chaired by the United Kingdom's Theresa May will discuss how to secure shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, which is vital to ...

Israeli minister boasts his country has been 'killing Iranians'

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Israeli minister boasts his country has been 'killing Iranians'

Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi's said Israel was the only one that "has been killing Iranians" amid increasing tensions between ...

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Crew of seized British oil tanker 'safe', Iran says

Iran says that the crew of a British tanker it seized on Friday are safe but that the speed of its investigation into the tanker depends on the ...

United Kingdom considering 'freezing Iran assets' after tanker seizure

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United Kingdom considering 'freezing Iran assets' after tanker seizure

Measures taken by the United Kingdom against Iran could include the reimposition of EU and UN sanctions.

Saudi Arabia releases Iranian oil tanker after two months

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Saudi Arabia releases Iranian oil tanker after two months

After two and half months, Saudi authorities have allowed an Iranian oil tanker to return to Iran amid heightened tensions in the region.

UK voices to Iran 'extreme disappointment' over seized tanker

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UK voices to Iran 'extreme disappointment' over seized tanker

Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt expressed his 'extreme disappointment' after Tehran seized a UK-flagged tanker in the Gulf.

Iran now says British tanker seizure a 'reciprocal' move

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Iran now says British tanker seizure a 'reciprocal' move

It follows Gibraltar's holding of Iranian tanker, due to suspicions it intended to ship oil to Syria.

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Iran Revolutionary Guards seize two vessels in Gulf: UK

The UK foreign ministry has said Iran seized two tankers in the Gulf on Friday.

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UK to send third warship to Gulf amid tensions

Britain will send a third warship to the Gulf in September as tensions with Iran continue.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn blasts Trump's racist tweets

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday said tweets by US President Donald Trump suggesting four Congresswomen of colour ...

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UK calls for reduced tensions with Iran

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Monday that Iran's actions were 'profoundly destabilising' but said he wanted to ...

Kuwait to ramp up naval forces to protect ports

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Kuwait to ramp up naval forces to protect ports

Kuwait is planning to ramp up naval security to protect its ports, amid Iran tensions.

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UK sets condition for release of captured Iranian supertanker

UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says that an Iranian tanker seized by Britain near Gibraltar would be released as long as it ...

Gibraltar arrest two more officers over Iran oil shipment

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Gibraltar arrest two more officers over Iran oil shipment

Gibraltar police arrested two more officers from a seized Iranian tanker off its coast, a day after detaining the captain and chief officer.

Defend Media Freedom: An UK-Canada event to protect journalists

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Defend Media Freedom: An UK-Canada event to protect journalists

A global conference of media freedom has shown journalists face continued dangers, particularly after the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

States must pay 'diplomatic price' for media abuse: UK

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States must pay 'diplomatic price' for media abuse: UK

Countries that abuse journalists should pay a "diplomatic price", British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt told a conference on ...

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