While the whole European Union is worried about the way world might go on war, thanks to the United States- Iran unspoken war, for Britain it is time to take action.
Media reports have confirmed that the United Kingdom is seriously considering deploying British drones to the Gulf rather than only worrying Iran’s next move.
Currently, UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF) has a number of Reaper drones that are based in nearby Kuwait. They are flying over Iraq and Syria.
But these are probably going to be re-tasked if the decision to deploy drones to the Gulf is taken by Britain soon. According to media sources, these drones will help with overhead surveillance as British warships are continuing to escort UK-flagged tankers through the Strait of Hormuz.
This is after the UK has called for broad support recently, to tackle Gulf shipping threats after Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the strait in July this year.
As Britain’s Royal Navy that seized the then Iranian supertanker Grace -1 (Adrian Dayra-1) over suspicion of it moving in the Mediterranean Sea over Gibraltar, to offload a huge amount of crude oil to Syria, Iran retaliated by seizing the British-flagged ship Stena Impero in July this year. It was released as Britain released Grace-1 which was then rechristened Adrian Darya-1 overnight by Iran. Along with Britain other countries that have a major sea shipping business to take care of the Strait of Hormuz trade stretch have been contemplating other strategies to ensure their cargo and ships are not caught the crossfire between Iran and the United States. In fact, Iran had in the past, asked foreign countries to keep off making extensive security arrangements in that part of the Mediterranean Sea. Iran would want to do this, in the order, it could dominate the supply and pricing of crude oil.