Tensions between Tehran and Britain have also intensified since Iran seized a British tanker in the Strait of Hormuz on 19. The incident provoked a strong reaction from the British side. British media quoted sources on the 22nd as saying that the Royal Navy was sending a nuclear submarine to the Gulf to strengthen its military strength in the area.
Russian Satellite News Agency reported Tuesday that British military sources told the Daily Express that a smart nuclear-powered submarine equipped with cruise missiles and heavy torpedoes was being dispatched to the Gulf region.
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Reported that the submarine with 7,400 tons of underwater drainage is one of the latest submarines of the Royal Navy. Sources stressed that the nuclear submarine will play a purely defensive role, using its sophisticated secret electronic intelligence gathering equipment to protect British and international shipping.
Were sending a submarine -- its probably headed for the area. A Royal Navy insider said, Its mission is to collect secret information, and only information that will contribute to the tanker escort program.
On the 19th of this month, Iran seized an oil tanker flying the British flag in the Strait of Hormuz. On the 21st, the Daily Telegraph reported that British Foreign Secretary Hunter planned to announce diplomatic and economic measures against Iran later that day, including freezing Iranian assets. The report also said that Britain may push European countries to resume sanctions against Iran.