The Sunday Telegraph reports that Jeremy Hunt will announce targeted economic sanctions against Iran - possibly including asset freezes - in response to the IRGC's detention of the British ship in the Strait of Hormuz
: "We condemn the seizure of two commercial ships in the Strait of Hormuz. This represents a clear challenge to international freedom of navigation. We urge Iran to immediately release the ships and their crew. The UK has made clear that their priority is to address the situation through dialogue and diplomacy. NATO supports all diplomatic efforts to resolve this situation. All Allies remain concerned by Iran's destabilising activities.
U.S. Secretary of State on Iran: "We are prepared to negotiate across a broad set of issues with no preconditions," Pompeo says in Ecuador. "But today we have seen no indication that the Iranians are prepared to fundamentally change the direction of their nation."
Iran has forced an Algerian tanker to change course and enter the territorial waters of Iran
UK Defence Secretary @PennyMordaunt called Iran's seizure of a UK-flagged tanker "an illegal and hostile act" that took place in Oman's waters
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Video shows Iran's IRGC operation to seize British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz
Iran will resolve the matter of the seized British ship through its legal channels, @JZarif tells @Jeremy_Hunt in phone call, according to Iranian media
Iranian Revolutionary Guard: British warship failed to protect tanker seized by Iran
Iran FM @JZari: "Unlike the piracy in the Strait of Gibraltar, our action in the Persian Gulf is to uphold int'l maritime rules"
UK foreign minister Hunt says yesterday's action in Gulf shows worrying signs Iran may be choosing dangerous path of illegal and destabilizing behavior
British Foreign Secretary: We will ensure the security of our vessels in the Gulf
Seized British tanker anchored off Iran's Bandar Abbas: port authority
Britain advises all UK shipping to stay away from Strait of Hormuz for an "interim period". UK also says its response to seizure of British-flagged tanker by Iran will be "considered and robust". There will be "serious consequences" if situation is not resolved
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CBS News cameras captured exclusive video Thursday of U.S. Patriot air defense missile batteries being deployed in the Saudi Arabian desert - manned by American troops
British Foreign Minister: We will respond to the Iranians in a powerful way
British Foreign Secretary: We do not discuss military options, but through diplomacy to resolve the situation
Saudi King approves the reception of US troops to raise the level of joint action in defense of the security and stability of the region
U.S. military says that unarmed surveillance aircraft, like the P-3 and P-8, are monitoring the situation in the Strait of Hormuz and the U.S. military has been in contact with ships in the area to "ensure their safety."
British Foreign Secretary warns Iran of dire consequences if British tanker is not released
The crew of the Liberian-registered Mesdar tanker seized in the Persian Gulf are "safe and well" and can continue their voyage after the ship was boarded by armed guards on Friday, manager Norbulk Shipping UK said
Second oil tanker, the UK-operated ship Mesdar, was notified of maritime regulations and is free to resume its journey - IFP
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The status of the Mesdar oil tanker is still unclear. The ship is turning away from Iran, according to MarineTraffic.
Crew onboard two seized vessels are a mixture of Russian, Ukrainian, Indian, Latvian and Filipino
Hunt: crews of seized ships comprise a range of nationalities. No British citizens on board either ship. Ambassador in Tehran is in contact with the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Seizures are unacceptable. Essential that freedom of navigation is maintained.
Following the Iranian military's seizure of two ships, the US military is currently monitoring the transit of a US commercial cargo ship through the Strait of Hormuz using armed aircraft overhead, a US defense official tells @barbarastarrcnn. Transit typically takes 6 to 8 hours.
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U.K. Foreign Sec. says two ships were "seized by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz"
Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he is "extremely concerned" by the "unacceptable" seizure of two oil tankers by Iranian authorities in the Strait of Hormuz
There are Russian citizens among crew of detained tanker Stena Impero - representative of company
President Trump confirms that he's asked Sen. Rand Paul to help with Iran situation
Putin about the confrontation between the USA and Iran: it concerns us a lot, because it happens near our borders and it can destabilize the situation around Iran