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US Navy Says Working with Partners to Protect Free Navigation

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7Dnews London - Reuters

Thu, 11 Jul 2019 21:23 GMT

The US Navy's Fifth Fleet said on Thursday July 11th it is working closely with the British Royal Navy as well as regional and global partners to protect and defend the freedom of navigation, following an attempt of three Iranian vessels to block a British-flagged tanker passing through the Strait of Hormuz.

"The United States Fifth Fleet is aware of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy's unlawful harassment and attempts to interfere with the passage of the UK-flagged merchant vessel British Heritage on July 10th, near the Strait of Hormuz,” Vice Admiral Jim Malloy, Commander US Fifth Fleet, added in a statement. 

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