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A British naval destroyer on its way to the Middle East

British Defense Secretary Grant Shapps revealed that the British Royal Navy’s destroyer “Diamond” is on its way to join British operations in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean.
The Ministry of Defense issued a statement in which it explained that this step comes as strong evidence of the United Kingdom’s commitment to regional security, as the destroyer will work to strengthen the United Kingdom’s naval presence in the Gulf and work to “deter escalation by malicious and hostile parties seeking to disrupt maritime security.” To quote the statement.
The statement added that the destroyer is expected to ensure freedom of navigation in the region, secure commercial ships, and ensure the safe flow of trade, as it will join the “Lancaster” ship, which was sent to the region last year, in addition to three mine hunters and a support ship belonging to the Royal Fleet.
Shapps added, “Recent events have demonstrated how important the Middle East is to global security and stability, following the renewed flare-up of the conflict in Gaza, which led to the illegal seizure of the Galaxy Leader ship” by the Houthis in the Red Sea, so it is crucial that the Kingdom strengthen The United States has a presence in the region to keep Britain and our interests safe from a more turbulent and conflicted world.
It is noteworthy that British Royal Navy ships have been permanently deployed in the region since 1980, and in accordance with Operation “Kebion” that was launched in 2011, and under the leadership of the British naval components in Bahrain, these ships work with allies and partners throughout the region, within the framework of the command. Shared.
The waters of the Gulf of Aden are considered a vital route for commercial shipping and the passage of tankers that carry a large portion of the United Kingdom’s supplies of liquefied natural gas. About 50 large commercial ships pass daily through Bab al-Mandab, which connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden, while about 115 major commercial ships pass through the Strait of Aden. Hormuz.

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