EghtesadOnline: Britain on Monday joined the United States in a maritime security mission in the Persian Gulf to purportedly protect merchant vessels travelling through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran seized a British-flagged vessel.
EghtesadOnline: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson formed a war cabinet of six senior ministers to plan for exiting the European Union by Oct. 31, as a key adviser said leaving without a deal had become a very real prospect.
EghtesadOnline: Boris Johnson has been elected leader of the United Kingdom's Conservative Party and, by default, the country's next prime minister.
EghtesadOnline: UK Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt and Iran's chief diplomat, Mohammad Javad Zarif, had a phone conversation on Saturday about the detained Iranian oil tanker, which was described as a "constructive call" by the British official.
EghtesadOnline: London would be resolute in defending its maritime interests in the Persian Gulf, but it does not want to escalate the situation with Iran, a British security source said on Thursday, after the United Kingdom claimed three Iranian vessels had tried to block the passage of a British tanker but backed off.
EghtesadOnline: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn announced on Tuesday that his party would back Remain in any referendum on a Conservative Brexit deal, heralding a major shift in policy.
EghtesadOnline: Boris Johnson, the leading candidate to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, called on Iran to fully adhere to the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on its nuclear program, underlining the accord’s crucial role in preserving relations between Tehran and the European Union.
EghtesadOnline: The British government has settled a 1.25 billion pound ($1.6 billion) damages claim brought by Iran’s largest private bank in an 11th-hour, out-of-court deal following a dispute over sanctions.
EghtesadOnline: The British government is locked in crunch talks in an effort to avoid a lengthy high court battle by settling a £1.25 billion legal claim by Iran’s Bank Mellat.
EghtesadOnline: Britain’s tumultuous divorce from the European Union was again in disarray on Friday as the opposition Labour Party declared last-ditch cross-party talks were dead in the twilight of Prime Minister Theresa May’s premiership.