Revisit the dream of the sunset Empire? The British army set up a new base in the Gulf to mark Iran

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 Revisit the dream of the sunset Empire? The British army set up a new base in the Gulf to mark Iran


The report says that when Iran still poses a major threat to the oil - rich Gulf region, the British Royal Navy base, located at Bahrains Salman port, will play an important role in maintaining the smooth flow of important waterways in the region. The British Navys new military base for 4 million pounds will allow the Royal Navy to remain a permanent garrison in the area and do not have to return the ship to Britain every six months to receive routine maintenance. The British government agreed to pay for most of the cost of building the base. The report said the base could also be used by other British forces, such as the army and the special forces, to carry out operations in areas including Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. In an interview with the British Daily Telegraph, general Christopher Defrel of the United Kingdom headquarters said the base was formally used in April 4th, an important step towards a global British direction. Prince Andrew of York served as the guest of honor at the opening ceremony. He said that the establishment of the first permanent military base in the Gulf since the early 70s of the last century will make Britain play an increasingly important role in regional security. Sir Christopher said that having a permanent base in the Gulf is crucial to the existing network of overseas bases in the UK. The United Kingdom has bases in the malavia Islands (British Falkland Islands), Cyprus, Gibraltar, Diego Garcia and Singapore. The use of the base was a historic moment for the Royal Navy, and its relationship with the small Gulf States could be traced back to the early nineteenth Century, when Britain and the Bahrain ruling Alle Khalifa family signed a treaty to fight piracy and slavery. The treaty continued until the Labour Partys Harold Wilson administration carried out the policy of withdrawing all British troops from the entire Gulf region east of the Suez canal, and the evacuation was finally completed in 1971. Therefore, the reopening of the British Royal Navy in the Gulf region is regarded as an important commitment for the United Kingdom to resume its overseas garrison in the stage of preparing for Europe. Sir Christopher said: I feel that Britain is eager to make its contribution to the system of international rules based on order. We need to take action to ensure the smooth passage of the sea. The report said that leaders of Gulf States rich in oil reserves were worried about Iran, and the Trump administration threatened to abolish the agreement reached with Iran. According to the commentary, if so, there are fears that Iran may respond to the closure of strait strait. This narrow channel in the Gulf area is crucial to maintaining oil supply to the West. Iran tried to do so during the Iran Iraq war of 80s. The Royal Navy has deployed a series of Minesweeper boats to patrol the area in case of accidents. Bahrain has always been very important for Britain to help maintain the security of the Gulf region, said Sir Christopher. Were going to stay here for a long time. This will change our consideration of the Gulf area, because now we have a permanent base. (compiling / Xu Yanhong) Data picture: Bahrain Salman port. (source from the Internet) this article source: Reference News Network Editor: Yao Wenguang _NN1682 Data picture: Bahrain Salman port. (the picture comes from the network)