US And Allies Look To Provide Naval Escorts for Oil Tankers Through Persian Gulf

Despite President Donald Trump’s insistence that countries should take responsibility for protecting its own oil tankers through the risky Persian Gulf after two tankers were attacked off the coast of Oman and after Wednesday’s incident where Iranian guard boards harassed a British tanker as it went through the Strait of Hormuz. The Iranian Revolutionary Guards denied involvement in the hostilities. US General Mark Milley said in a Senate hearing on Thursday that the US was crucial to ensuring that shipping lanes through the Gulf remained…