Pompeo reaches out to new British government on Iran
On Wednesday, Raab was appointed to the post by Britain's new prime minister, Boris Johnson.
The UK on Thursday ordered its navy to escort UK-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz after Iranian soldiers seized a tanker in the flashpoint entrance to the Gulf.
The week-long standoff over the British-flagged Stena Impero and its 23-member crew has inflamed tensions between the Islamic Republic and the United Kingdom.
Threats to navigation in the Gulf have become an international issue in recent months as Iran has responded to increased US economic sanctions that have strangled its oil exports.
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