Iran crisis: what are Britain's options in tanker standoff?

Situation in the Gulf means UK faces a dangerous test of its global alliances and strengths

Henry Kissinger, the former US diplomat and occasional adviser to the UK foreign secretary, once wrote: “Policy is the art of the possible, the science of the relative.”

As the Foreign Office surveys the wreckage of its relations with Iran, even the possible seems unavailable to British diplomacy. There are few if any good options as Britain finds its alliances and strengths tested in a new dangerous context.

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Source: The Guardian
Iran crisis: what are Britain's options in tanker standoff?