Minister warned UK over Iran 5 times

Warnings from British defence minister over Iran rebuffed ‘five times’ by prime minister

Defence minister Penny Mordaunt saw it was ‘very likely’ a British ship would be seized by Iran, weeks before it happened

Damien McElroy

Former British defence secretary Penny Mordaunt said she had to raise her fears over the growing threat to UK ships in the Arabian Gulf five times before she was granted a ministerial meeting.

Ms Mordaunt led the defence department under Theresa May but said the prime minister did not heed repeated demands for an emergency meeting between May and July.

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IRGC fast attack boats, via Wikipedia.

IRGC fast attack boats, via Wikipedia.

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