UPDATE 3-U.S. bid to seize Iranian tanker halts its release from Gibraltar

  * U.S. seeks to seize Iranian ship in Gibraltar * Grace 1 was seized by Gibraltar on July 4

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Johnson appoints controversial ‘pro-Iran’ Defense Secretary

“As an MP I have visited Iran more than any other parliamentarian – and the last time I went I

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Britain calls for European naval mission to counter Iran’s ‘piracy’

By Kylie MacLellan, Michael Georgy Source: Reuters    Britain called on Monday for a European-led naval mission to ensure safe shipping

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A Royal Navy warship tried to stop Iran from seizing a British tanker, leaked audio reveals. Iran took it anyway.

  By Liz Sly and William Booth Source: Washington Post DUBAI — A British warship tried but failed to prevent Iran’s Revolutionary Guard

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