British navy to lead Gulf 'war games' amid Iran tensions

As featured in Middle East Eye

Maritime Forces


"It would be surprising if the Allied naval readiness was not increased during the exercise, but similarly a cancellation would signal Iran had the upper hand in setting the Allied agenda in the region and is also unlikely. The US will be watching extremely closely, and have - like all states - prearranged ways to bypass British commanders if they prove to be too slow or insufficiently robust."