Iran warns of ‘dangerous game’ as UK accelerates Gulf warship plans

Iran has warned the UK not to enter a “dangerous game” as plans to relieve a Royal Navy warship in the Gulf were escalated amid escalating tensions.

Downing Street raised concerns over Tehran’s threats to disrupt shipping in the region after HMS Montrose drove off Iranian patrol boats attempting to impede the progress of a British tanker.

The UK acted on Friday to bring forward plans to dispatch Type 45 Destroyer HMS Duncan to the region to relieve Montrose, PA understands.

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