UK is sending its most powerful naval vessel to the Gulf to counter any
potential Iranian attempt to close the Strait of Hormuz, the Daily Telegraph reported.
The ship, a Type 45 destroyer named HMS Daring, will depart from
Portsmouth on Wednesday and is set to arrive in the Gulf by the end of
The report came just two days after Defense Secretary
Philip Hammond declared that his country would take military action
against Iran if it carries out its threat to block the Strait of Hormuz.