Strait of Hormuz: UK Shipping

Part of Defence – in the House of Commons on 3rd February 2020.

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Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace The Secretary of State for Defence

Iran’s interference in the region is a strategic threat to its near neighbours and, indeed, to UK interests and her allies. The use of proxy forces, terrorists and the constant incursion against our ships in the strait pose a real problem, which was why we joined the International Maritime Security Construct and will continue to be part of it.