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Britain to hold second emergency Cobra meeting since tanker incident

  • 20 July 2019
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Britain to hold second emergency Cobra meeting since tanker incident
dpa
London
The British government's emergency Cobra committee is to meet for a second time following an incident involving two vessels in the Strait of Hormuz, one of which is still in Iranian hands.
The meeting is scheduled to take place on Saturday afternoon, a government spokeswoman confirmed to dpa.
The Cobra committee first convened on Friday evening, after it emerged that two oil tankers - one British-flagged but operated by Sweden-based Stena Bulk, the other Liberian-flagged but British-operated - had been seized by Iran in the key shipping lane in the Gulf. The latter of the two ships was later released.
Following the first meeting, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Iran was on a "dangerous path" and threatened the country with "considered but robust" action.
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